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 – www.footballandeducation.com and run the social media for www.nyrrsc.net. I am also a networker for Voodoo Events – a company that organises student events in Leeds.
I also write two blogs – one about racing… http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/category/tcf-blogs/max-coates-blog/ and one about sport marketing… http://themarketingofsport.wordpress.com/.