SMS Academy

SMS Academy

Scotland has an unrivalled track record of success in the world of motorsport, being one of only five countries in the world to have produced World Champions on two, three and four wheels. The SMS Academy intends to contribute to the development of young Scottish motorsport talent and help to ensure that Scotland continues to produce world beaters. The SMS Academy, which ran for the first time in 2017, is Scotland’s first talent development initiative to support both riders and drivers. 

There are 20 squad members on the current 2018/19 programme who were selected through an application process, based on their future potential to excel within the sport. The Academy athletes will take part in four workshops across the course of the year between October 2018 and August 2019. The programme will be delivered by Motorsport UK level 2 qualified coaches and will support members in all aspects of their development, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to maximise their performance. 

 

Academy Members

Adon Davie

Adon Davie

Category:   SACU - Road Race

Amy McCubbin

Amy McCubbin

Category:   Motorsport UK - Junior Rally

Angus Bruce

Angus Bruce

Category:   SACU - Enduro

Calum Pert

Calum Pert

Category:   SACU - Road Race

Cameron Davidson

Cameron Davidson

Category:   Motorsport UK - Junior Rally

Declan Connell

Declan Connell

Category:   SACU - Road Race

Finlay Sword

Finlay Sword

Category:   Motorsport UK - Kart

Fraser Anderson

Fraser Anderson

Category:   Motorsport UK - Junior Rally

Jack Hart

Jack Hart

Category:   SACU - Road Race

Kyle Nisbet

Kyle Nisbet

Category:   Motorsport UK - Race

Lewis Nicol

Lewis Nicol

Category:   SACU - Road Race

Logan Hannah

Logan Hannah

Category:   Motorsport UK - Race

Marc Gibson

Marc Gibson

Category:   SACU - Road Race

Matthew Collings

Matthew Collings

Category:   Motorsport UK - Kart

Oliver Hunter

Oliver Hunter

Category:   Motorsport UK - Junior Rally

Robbie Wood

Robbie Wood

Category:   SACU - Quad

Ross Maguire

Ross Maguire

Category:   SACU - Road Race

Sophie Simpson

Sophie Simpson

Category:   SACU - Trials

Thomas Johnstone

Thomas Johnstone

Category:   Motorsport UK - Junior Rally

William Walker

William Walker

Category:   Motorsport UK - Kart

Coaches

Blair Brown

Blair Brown

Category:   Rally, Quad

Blair's motorsport career began aged 11 in the Quad Racing Scotland Championship. He moved into rallying where he has enjoyed many successes,
- notably being the youngest driver to be awarded RSAC new Talent Scholarship in 2013 - and competed up to Junior British Rally Championship level.

Blair was amongst the first Scottish competitors to gain the Motorsport UK level 2 coaching qualification in 2015 and since then he has been one of coaches responsible for the delivery of the Motorsport UK Performance Master Class programme, in Scotland.

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James Wozencroft

James Wozencroft

Category:   Rally

James enjoyed a successful rallying career having been a works Suzuki rally driver in the British Rally Championship and in some Junior World Rally Championship events. He was 2005 British Stars of the Future Champion & 2006 British Super 1600 Rally Champion. In addition, James has experience on two wheels having competed in Enduro's.

James is one of Motorsport UK's most experienced coaches and holds a Postgraduate degree in Elite Sports Coaching Practice. He is also a qualified personal trainer and UK anti-doping advisor.

He has coached race and rally drivers with the Motorsport UK Academy Team UK programme and was previously a coach on the FIA Foundation Young Driver Excellence Academy.

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Malcolm McNab

Malcolm McNab

Category:   Race

Malcolm is a former kart racer and a multiple race winner and in the Scottish Mini Cooper Championship as well as the 2012 Newcomers Cup Champion.

Malcolm has a range of coaching experience both in motorsport and in Skiing. In addition to his work as an SMS Academy coach, he is also the Scottish Motor Racing Clubs lead coach and oversees their coaching programme.

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