Motorsport has always been a passion for me, with some of my earliest memories involving watching racing around the UK.
With my dad's participation in Formula Ford it was, perhaps, no surprise that I hankered after jumping in the cockpit myself.
So, in 2001, having passed my licence test, I competed in my first kart race at Clay Pigeon, driving in the Honda Cadet class. I showed natural speed, though I wasn't the most aggressive racer - I was a bit timid when it came to overtaking.
After racing for two seasons in cadets I decided to move up into the new Mini-Max class. With a brand new chassis and a more powerful engine I was immediately in my element. My experience in cadets meant I was now also much more of a threat when it came to overtaking. Unfortunately, some early season unreliability meant that, despite my pace, I finished third in the Clay Pigeon championship, behind two Super One racers.
In 2004, after a handful of races in Junior Rotax Max, I decided to quit, turning my focus towards my schoolwork. For the next four years I concentrated solely on my education, completing my GCSE's and starting my A-levels whilst fuelling my competitive edge in local cycling time trials and cricket matches.
With my A-Levels nearly finished, I finally jumped in the cockpit of a car, racing my dad's Pre '90 Formula Ford in various races around the country, winning my class in a one-off race in the highly competitive Castle Combe Championship, taking three overall podiums along with winning the BRSCC Midlands/South Pre '90 Championship in my first season.
After such a successful season I was able to move into a more modern car in order to challenge for overall wins. With newly rebuilt Van Diemen RF00 I was a regular podium challenger in the revitalised Champion of Brands series. However, the highlight of my season was winning the Ian Taylor Trophy at my local circuit, Thruxton. Pole position and fastest lap made it pretty sweet too!
This year, having failed to find the sponsorship to move into sportscars, I've returned for another season in FF1600. With an updated car and another year's experience, 2011 has yielded another win in the Champion of Brands series, taking victory after a race long battle with sportscar ace Alex Kapadia.
Outside of racing, I'm studying for an English BA at the University of Leicester. I'm also a keen guitarist, having been playing for the last nine years, loving all forms of guitar-driven music from Blues to Brit Pop, through Alternative Rock and Punk.