Max Coates

Max Coates is a semi-professional racing driver from North Yorkshire.

Max is a popular driver in the British Touring Car Championship paddock, a champion and multiple race winner.  Having competed in Motorsport for over 18 years Max is experienced, professional and dedicated.

Racing karts since the age of 8 Max progressed his racing career into cars in 2010 when he joined the Ginetta Junior Championship.  He progressed through Ginetta’s ranks and ultimately completed two one off rounds in both the Porsche Carrera Cup GB and the British Touring Car Championship.

Max made his UK Clio Cup debut at Brands Hatch in 2016 racing for the Ciceley Motorsport team.  He took pole position at his second event, a win by mid-season and ended as the Graduate Champion with 3rd place overall.  He continued with Ciceley Motorsport in 2017 and then Pyro Motorsport in 2018.  In both seasons he was a strong contender for the championship.  At the start of the season he also lead his team to 3rd in class at the Dubai 24hr.  After the 2018 season had finished he travelled to Paul Ricard in the South of France to compete in the Renault Clio Internationale Finale and finished 2nd beating drivers from 12 countries.  For 2019 Max moved to a new team, Team HARD.  As well as racing the car he also played a major role in the running of the team.  It was his most successful season in the championship which saw him miss out on the final ever UK Clio Cup Championship by just 5 points.

He joined Elite Motorsport for their debut season in the MINI CHALLENGE UK, taking a win at the opening round and a pole position at the finale.  He has now joined Graves Motorsport in the MINI CHALLENGE UK.

Away from the track Max holds a 1st Class Sports Marketing Degree and is a director of Marketing Agency, High Row Marketing.  He is also an ARDS A qualified race driver coach working with a number of teams and drivers in a variety of series.