I heard about the GT Academy driver search program at the end of 2009, and from that moment on, I made it my number one goal in life to win the competition. After two unsuccessful attempts, I eventually made it to the European Race Camp Final in 2012. It was something I had wanted for so long and it was very surreal that it was finally happening.
In the space of 7 days I was trained up and pushed to my physical & mental limits to see if I had what it takes to become a professional racing driver. During this time I was mentored by F1 Legend Johnny Herbert and Endurance racer Rob Barff. They chose me to represent the UK & Ireland in a race on Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit, the winner of which would receive a contract with Nissan. My journey ended here however – I finished as a runner up out of almost 1 million initial entrants, and although the dream was over, the experience opened up many new doors and paths for me. I am very grateful to have been a part of the program and I hope that some day I will be able to race again at some level.
My series of GT Academy aired in February 2013 on ITV 4. You can watch the episodes below;