Leeds, United Kingdom

Hi, I’m Max Coates, a racing driver and sports marketing student currently living in Leeds, originally from North Yorkshire. I’ve been racing cars since I was 8 and graduated to the Ginetta Junior Championship back in 2010. I am now trying to get a drive in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup.

Since my Karting career started to need funding to develop I have grown a great interest in the world of sponsorship and sports marketing, to that end I am now studying Sports Marketing at Leeds Met University.

Through my racing I am a Yorkshire patron, MSA Academy member and brand ambassador for David Mason London. I have also worked for ITV as a commentator for the Michelin Ginetta GT Supercup, Renault Clio Cup UK, Protyre BARC Formula Renault and Dunlop Formula Ford Championship. I am an instructor at both Silverstone and Bedford Autodrome.

Outside of racing I am currently the marketing intern at the IAFE – and run the social media for I am also a networker for Voodoo Events – a company that organises student events in Leeds.

I also write two blogs – one about racing… and one about sport marketing…

  • Education
    • BA Hons - Sport Marketing - Leeds Metropolitan University
    • A Levels - Richmond Sixth Form College