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Staying Race Ready During a Pandemic: Quinlan Lall

Reading Time: 3 minutes The COVID-19 pandemic has caused chaos in the lives of millions and race drivers are just as affected. In the first of a series, Tina Mitchell talks to F3 driver Quinlan Lall about how he is coping with staying home, physical and mental training during a pandemic and what motorsport brings into his life. Motorsport … Read more

Motorsport Prospects on the MotiV8 Training Motorsport Coaching Podcast

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was recently a guest on the extremely informative Motorsport Coaching podcast presented by MotiV8 Training. In the podcast I talk about the mission of Motorsport Prospects, why I am doing it and why drivers should check it out. You can download the podcast on all the popular podcasting services including Apple Podcasts here. Enjoy … Read more

Sports Prototypes, the Future of Motorsport and Running a Motorsport Business in the Age of COVID-19 – An Interview with Jesse Gröse of Von Gröse Motorsport Management

Reading Time: 5 minutes As we enter into an extended period of lock-down due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, its impact is being felt not only on our health but in our economy and businesses large and small are feeling the effects. In motorsport, racing teams large and small are not immune. When there is no racing there is … Read more

Motorsport Prospects has launched a Motorsport Events page

Reading Time: < 1 minute I have just launched an Events page on Motorsport Prospects. With the current enforced shutdown of racing there are a lot of great driver-development and business of motorsport webinars available that would be of interest to a lot of drivers worldwide. With Motorsport Prospects growing its page views month over month, I thought it would … Read more

A Positive Spin

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last week Daily Sportscar published an excellent post by DSC Deputy Editor Stephen Kilbey called “Concentrate On The Little Victories” (a highly recommended read) with the central point being that, in these times of uncertainty where nobody truly knows what will happen, we will in fact get through this. As he rightly points out: This … Read more

Be Safe and Be Nice During These Difficult Times

Reading Time: 4 minutes We are facing difficult and unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic as regular life has ground to a halt, or at least an enforced pause. Motorsport along with other let’s face it, non-essential activities have been postponed and we are all searching for answers while hoping that “normality” will return as soon as possible. With … Read more

Racing is Racing – Motorsport is Not Doomed

Reading Time: 9 minutes “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill Over the weekend as I was watching three distinctly different motorsport events it got me thinking about the change that the sport is going through and what the future holds for it. My conclusion may buck the … Read more

In Conversation with F1600 Team Owner Brian Graham of Brian Graham Racing

Reading Time: 13 minutes Brian Graham, one of the most successful team owners in Canadian motorsport with a roster of alumni that have raced with his Brian Graham Racing team is a man who you could forgive for bragging. He has literally “been there, done that” and has the championships to prove it. But as I sat down to … Read more

In Conversation with Motorsport Physical Trainer Stewart Wild

Reading Time: 4 minutes As you know from the digital pages of the Motorsport Prospects blog, I have stressed the importance of physical conditioning for race drivers from the very beginning. Being in peak physical condition is a necessity to compete at your highest possible level, it enables you to react better to what is going on while on … Read more

The Yacademy Winter Testing Series: Spring Training for Open Wheel Racers

Reading Time: 4 minutes You can never get enough track time in motorsport, especially if you are a young, developing driver. Simulators are great tools but they are intended to augment track practice, not to replace them. Experienced racer Gustavo Yacamán saw the need for a more structured training experience for young drivers and thus his Yacademy was born. … Read more

The Power of your Story in the Search for Sponsorship

Reading Time: 5 minutes It is a cliché to say that a majority of a racing driver’s work is conducted off the track in the hunt for often elusive sponsorship, but it is the truth. In these days of tightening company budgets and the often niche-nature of motorsport, raising a budget to finance your ride in an ever increasingly … Read more

Whatever it Takes – In Conversation with Driver Coach Ross Bentley – Part 2

Reading Time: 13 minutes Last week in Part 1 of my interview with professional driver coach Ross Bentley we talked about the importance of the will to learn, doing “whatever it takes” and the value of doing your homework. You can read Part 1 here. This week we continue our conversation and delve into things like the magic of … Read more

Whatever it Takes – In Conversation with Driver Coach Ross Bentley – Part 1

Reading Time: 9 minutes This week on the Motorsport Prospects blog I talk to Ross Bentley of Speed Secrets. Performance coach, author and public speaker, Ross has raced in both Indycars and endurance racing and is the author of the well known Speed Secrets series of performance books, webinars and online coaching tools. This is the first of a … Read more

A Chat with Belinda Riseley of MotiV8 Training

Reading Time: 5 minutes This week I chat with Belinda Riseley of MotiV8 Training about athlete performance, the setting of SMART goals, social media presence, PR and the importance of working off the track as well as on. Motorsport Prospects: How did you get involved in motorsport and how did MotiV8 Training start? Belinda Riseley: I have been fortunate … Read more

Introducing Motorsport Prospects Version 2.0

Reading Time: 6 minutes On December 1st the brand-new Motorsport Prospects soft-launched (surprise!). Over the next two weeks I will be reviewing what has been going on since the last mid-season review in June and explaining why I revamped the site and what you can expect in the future. What is Motorsport Prospects? The mission of Motorsport Prospects is … Read more

An interview with inaugural Saleen Cup Young Class winner Carter Fartuch

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last April I wrote an article about why I thought that the brand new Saleen Cup GT racing series could be an excellent choice for young drivers and that they should look into it (Why Young Drivers Should Consider the New Saleen Cup in their Career Plans). As the season just recently came to a … Read more

A Gentleman Driver Living the Fastlife – A Chat with Derek DeBoer

Reading Time: 4 minutes Gentleman Drivers and the GT racing scene is an area that I am starting to feature on the Motorsport Prospects blog and in the Directory because it is of such vital importance to the motorsport ecosystem. My first piece was with professional race driver, coach and motorsport consultant Johnny Mowlem (A Discussion about the Role … Read more