Max Coates


Hometown: Darlington

Occupation: Professional Racing Driver, Grade ‘A’ ARDS Coach, Race Team Owner and Marketing Director

Marital status: I have a girlfriend

Hobbies and interests: watching motorcycle racing, running, cooking

Racing CV:

2000 – 2009 – Karting, various club, regional and national championships.

2010/11 – Ginetta Junior Championship and Winter Series

2012 – Ginetta GT Supercup, G50 & G55.  5 race wins.

2013 – Ginetta GT Supercup race at Croft, podium finish

2014 – Porsche Carrera Cup GB, guest round at Doinington Park & Ginetta GT Supercup at Croft 2015 – BTCC at Croft

2016 – Clio Cup, 3rd overall, 1 race win.  Rookie champion with 16 out of 18 wins.

2017 – Clio Cup 4th overall, 2 race wins.

2018 – Clio Cup 3rd overall, 4 race wins.  Britcar Endurance Championship in a Seat Leon TCR.

2019 – Clio Cup 2nd overall, 7 race wins. Britcar Endurance Championship in a Seat Leon TCR, 3rd in class. Double win in TCR UK at Donington Park.

2020 – MINI Challenge UK – 1 race win

2021 – MINI Challenge UK – 2 race wins

2022 – MINI Challenge UK – 1 race win // Britcar Endurance Championship in a Opel Astra TCR

Team name: Dragon Sport by Amigo Motorsport

Sponsors: C&R Cottage Collection, Redberth Gardens, Serenity Gardens, The Tumeric Co., Broad & Swan, Custom Homes, Sure Lettings, Bremsen Technik, Primex Plastics, Canford & Castle, JiC Transport, Boss Fabrications, CTL Dental, NGK Spark Plugs, Gala Performance, High Row Marketing, RGPS.

Car history: Road cars, Fiat Sciento, Renault Clio, Renault Clio, BMW 4 Series, BMW 320d

Why did you chose Britcar: Britcar has a friendly atmosphere with a great class structure enabling competitive multi-class racing.  Our TCR Class is well supported with a number of successful drivers in both Pro and Am categories.  The addition of TCR World Ranking points is a fantastic added bonus this season too.