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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

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

The Team USA Scholarship – What Does It Take?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Every year since 1990, the Team USA Scholarship program sends at least one but usually two drivers to race in the world-famous Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch in the UK.According to their website The principal aim of the Team USA Scholarship is to provide opportunities for young American race car drivers at an early … Read more

The Importance of Branding for a Driver – In Conversation with Paul Coltman of ASGUK Ltd.

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new addition to the Motorsport Prospects directory is All Sports Group UK Ltd, a sports marketing, media and PR firm based in Somerset, UK. As the topic of branding is so important, I asked director Paul Coltman a few questions on the topic. Motorsport Prospects: Athletes are considered brands in this day and age. … Read more

Path of Champions – The Walter Hayes Trophy

Reading Time: 5 minutes (Editor’s note: As we approach this year’s running of the Walter Hayes Trophy, one of the most competitive development races in the world, I thought it would be beneficial to other young drivers to hear from a driver with experience in the event so that they could describe the experience. Toronto-based driver Michael Gibaut kindly … Read more

Parents in the Pits – In Conversation with Kayleigh Hilborn

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the second installment of Parents in the Pits (you can read the first installment here) I speak to Kayleigh Hilborn, mother to 9 year old karter Caleb. While we talk about all the usual subjects like scheduling, the cost of karting and the like, Kayleigh and Caleb have to deal with an additional issue … Read more

Motivation is the key to everything – In Conversation with Driver Coach Enzo Mucci

Reading Time: 8 minutes This week we speak to Enzo Mucci, aka The Race Driver Coach and I think the headline is key. If you watch any of Enzo’s videos on YouTube you will understand why he thinks motivation is such a key to success whether it be on the track or in life in general. Driving a race … Read more

Fit for Purpose – Exploring the Role of the Lawyer in Motorsport with Genevieve Gordon Part 2

Reading Time: 7 minutes Last week in Part 1 of our interview with lawyer Genevieve Gordon of Tactic Connect we discussed topics such as when a driver should engage a lawyer, how to do so and why it is important. You can read Part 1 here. In Part 2 we get into more detail about how to find a … Read more

Fit for Purpose – Exploring the Role of the Lawyer in Motorsport with Genevieve Gordon Part 1

Reading Time: 8 minutes Motorsport, like all things in life is governed in some way or other by the rule of law. How the law impacts the sport is of critical importance to drivers, team and series officials and anybody else involved in the motorsport ecosystem. To get a better idea of the role of the lawyer in motorsport … Read more

A Discussion about the Role of the Gentleman Driver with Johnny Mowlem

Reading Time: 5 minutes There is much confusion about what a “gentleman” driver is and their role within motorsport. As it is an area Motorsport Prospects will be exploring in the near future and to to gain a bit more clarity, I talked to professional race car driver and motorsport consultant Johnny Mowlem to get some answers. Motorsport Prospects: … Read more

The Eyes are the Keys to it All – In Conversation with Professional Race Car Driver and Driver Coach Tom Long

Reading Time: 7 minutes I recently spoke to race driver coach Tom Long about the importance of building a base of race craft knowledge not specific to any one car, why he feels the Global MX-5 Cup is an excellent development series for young drivers, the importance of networking at the track and more. Motorsport Prospects: What is your … Read more

The Mid-Season Wrap Up of What has been Happening on Motorsport Prospects Part 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes So last week I talked a bit about what has been going on at Motorsport Prospects in the first half of the year with a focus on the Motorsport Prospects Blog and all the great motorsport content that has been available since January. If you missed the post you can read it here. For this … Read more