Alex Tait is a 17-year-old racing driver, and a six-time champion. He started in motorsport when he was just 14 years old in autotesting, this is where he learnt all his skills, skills which put him in good stead for his circuit racing debut in 2014 in the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship. After competing in the final three rounds of the championship, he was 9th in the championship in his first season of circuit racing. In 2014 he was also chosen to be a part in the national autotest display team where he impressed crowds in their thousands with his amazing car control skills.
2015 saw him complete his first full season in the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship, unfortunately due to a mechanical issue in the first round he scored no championship points, but due to his determination and talent he managed to finish within the top 5 in the championship, just missing out on being in the top 3 by just a handful of points.
On top of his on-track battles, Alex also has to battle against a hereditary muscle wasting condition called Myotonic Dystrophy. This makes all of his accolades all the more impressive, in 2015 he was also the first and only junior racing driver within the UK to be competing with a disability.
During 2015 Alex was identified by the UK Governing Body of Motor Sport, The Motor Sports Association (MSA) as being a potentially elite competitor and was therefore selected for the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence program.
In 2016 Alex raced in the Pre-2003 Production Touring Car Championship, in the Finsport prepared Civic Type R, where he managed to achieve an impressive top 5 in every single race he entered as well as four podium positions.
In 2016 Alex became the youngest ARDS (Association of Racing Drivers Schools) qualified instructor in the UK working for car manufacturers and on supercar experience days as both an instructor and as a hot lap driver, again the youngest person in the UK in that role and that’s a real testament to his awesome car control skills pushing Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s to their limits.
If you would like to keep up to date throughout Alex’s journey please visit his website at www.alextaitracing.co.uk, his Facebook page Alex Tait Racing, or his Twitter account @Tait_AlexRacing.