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MIKE EPPS

D.O.B.

12/03/92

AGE

27

LIVES

Hemel Hempstead

Racing History:

2011 750mc Formula Vee vice-champion in rookie year

2012 Formula Renault BARC, best result of fourth in support of the BTCC at Silverstone

2013 USF2000 in America, regular top ten finishes in debut campaign

2014 Two wins, second overall in USF2000 pre-season ‘WinterFest’, but forced to withdraw from main series. One-off FRBARC return

2015 Tin-top switch in VW Racing Cup, won five of the final eight races

2016 Debut BTCC campaign in Team HARD Toyota Avensis / Two Jack Sears Trophy wins, seven points finishes, best result of tenth

2017 Second BTCC season in Team HARD Volkswagen CC / Thirteen points finishes, best result of fifth

2018 Renault UK Clio Cup, two podium finishes

2019 Ginetta GT4 Supercup with Team HARD

What is your career highlight so far?

I wouldn’t say I have a standout highlight but to pick a couple, my first pole start in BTCC at the last race in 2017, and a 1st, 1st and 2nd place finish on the same weekend in USF2000.

Driver Coaching History:

ARDS ‘A’ since 2016 / 2015- Present: Privately coaching in a number of racing and track orientated cars with variety of teams, drivers and enthusiasts of all ages from around 2015. Previously a karting coach from 2009 onwards / 2011- Present: On circuit instructing and tuition for a number driving experience or racing schools at most UK circuits.


Who are your motorsport heroes and why?

Loads. Kimi Raikonnen, Ayrton Senna, James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Kevin Magnussen, all for probably quite obvious reasons. Generally, I idolise the “no nonsense” type of racing driver.


What are your favourite cars/teams/liveries from motorsport history?

90s BTCC cars, Gulf Ford GT, Mazda 787B


What are your hobbies outside of motorsport?

Into music production and mixing, bit of a hobby which I don’t get enough time for.


Tell us something that people wouldn’t have known about you?

Honestly? Not sure.


Quickfire Quiz:

  • Favourite TV Show: Family Guy or similar humoured panel shows

  • Favourite band/artist: At the moment, a house music duo called Mattei & Omich

  • Favourite movie: Senna Documentary

  • Dream car (on track): I’d love to race prototypes, so an LMP2 or LMP1.

  • Dream car (off track): Don’t really have one. I like Skylines, always wanted a severely tuned R34 GTR but I’d need a sponsor for that! >D

  • Who would you like to play you in a film of your life: Ricky Gervais or Jack Dee, think that may say quite a lot about me.

  • One thing you’d like to learn in life: Nothing really. Aim to learn something new every day.

  • Best holiday destination you’ve been to: Probably NZ

  • Describe yourself in three words: Fast and consistent