About Michael

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Name: Michael Broadhurst

 

Date of birth: 24th July 1988

 

Nationality: British

 

Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

 

Lives: Northampton, Northamptonshire

 

Height: 1.85m

 

Weight: 77kgs

 

Occupation: Professional Racing Driver & Driver Coach

 

FIA Driver Grading: Silver

 

ARDS Instructor Grade: A

 

  • 2015-2019

    2019

    British GT Championship (PRO-AM)

    Mercedes AMG GT4, Fox Motorsport

    9 Races

    1 Pole

    5 Podiums

    3rd Overall

     

    GT Cup (GTH)

    Mercedes AMG GT4, Fox Motorsport

    2 Races

    2 Wins

    2 Fastest Laps

     

    BRITCAR (Class 4)

    Mercedes AMG GT4, Fox Motorsport

    2 Races

    2 Poles

    2 Wins

    1 Fastest Lap

     

    2018

    British GT Championship (PRO-AM)

    Mercedes AMG GT4, Fox Motorsport

    8 Races

    1 Pole

    1 Podium

    6th Overall

     

    BRITCAR (Class 3E)

    Mercedes AMG GT4, Fox Motorsport

    2 Races

     

    2017

    GT Cup (GTA)

    Porsche Cayman GT4/ Ginetta G55 GT4, Fox Motorsport

    6 Races

     

    BRITCAR (Class 3S)

    Porsche Cayman GT4, Fox Motorsport

    2 Races

    1 Podium

    1 Fastest Lap

     

    2016

    GT Testing

     

    2015

    Test & Development Driver, Trident Cars

     

    Chief Instructor, RMA Trackdays

  • 2010-2014

    2014

    Test & Development Driver, Trident Cars

     

    Chief Instructor, RMA Trackdays

     

    2013

    Radical SR3 Challenge

    Marks Electrical Racing

    5 Races

    1 Win

     

    2012

    Porsche Carrera Cup Testing

     

    Formula Renault Driver Coach, Antel Motorsport

     

    Development Driver for VLN project

     

    2011

    GT Trophy

    Ferrari 430 GT3, Mtech

    6 Races

    1 Pole

    3 Fastest Laps

    3 Podiums

     

    2010

    GT Testing

  • 2005-2009

    2009

    GT4 European Cup

    Ginetta G50, PMB Motorsport

    2 Races

    2 Podiums

    1 Win

     

    Ginetta G50 Cup

    Welch Motorsport

    3 Races

     

    2008

    British GT Championship (GT4)

    Ginetta G50 GT4, RPM Motorsport

    2 Races

    1 Fastest Lap

    1 Win

     

    2007

    Ginetta G20 Winter Series

    Speedworks Motorsport

    2 Races

    1 Fastest Lap

    2 Podiums

    1 Win

     

    2006

    BARC Formula Renault

    Falcon Motorsport & Hillspeed Racing

    8 Races

     

    2005

    Star of Silverstone Championship

    Formula First

    10 Races

    8 Podiums

    4 Wins

    CHAMPION

     

    Formula Ford Zeus

    2 Races

    2 Poles

    2 Fastest Laps

    2 Wins

  • 1997-2004

    2004

    Junior TKM Intermediate (100cc)

    Race Winner

     

    ARDS Race License

     

    Formula Palmer Audi Testing

     

    2003

    Junior TKM Intermediate (100cc)

    Race Winner

    3rd Overall, Little Rissington Championship

     

    2002

    Junior TKM (100cc)

    Race Winner

     

    1999-2001

    Cadets (60cc)

    Podiums

     

    1998

    Castle Combe Kart Championship (200cc)

    6th Overall

     

    1997

    Started Karting

Michael had his first taste of racing in 1997 for his 8th birthday party at the Gloucester Indoor Karting centre. Instantly hooked and showing signs of natural ability, he joined the Castle Combe Karting Championship, achieving the best improver award and finishing in the top 6 of the final standings. A move into 60cc Cadet racing followed in 1999, later progressing into 100cc TKM karts 3 years later.

 

In 2004, at the age of 16, Michael passed his national car racing test (ARDS) and had his first single seater test the next day in a 300bhp Formula Palmer Audi (FPA) car. He would have 2 further tests before racing in the 2005 Star of Silverstone Championship in the Formula First class; winning the series. This gave Michael the experience to progress into the BARC Formula Renault Championship for 2006; enjoying a campaign split between Falcon Motorsport and Hillspeed Racing. Taking a best result of 4th and finishing 10th overall.

 

Michael made his closed-wheel debut at the 2007 Ginetta Winter Series, taking a podium and win from his first 2 races. This was enough to impress RPM team boss Robin Mortimer, who signed him for the 2008 British GT Championship in the brand new Ginetta G50 GT4. Partnering Joe Osborne, the pair won first time out. They would reunite in 2009 to race in the European GT4 Cup, claiming a podium and win from the opening 2 rounds.

 

2011 would see Michael make his first start as a professional driver, partnering gentleman racer David Back, at the wheel of an MTECH run Ferrari 430 GT3 in the GT Trophy Championship. He acquitted himself well in the role of pro-driver, coach and mentor. Michael’s next Pro-Am drive came in 2013, working with former BTCC touring car racer, Richard Marsh; tackling the Radical SR3 Challenge with Marks Electrical Racing.

 

For 2017, Michael joined forces with Fox Motorsport to compete with his latest student, Mark Murfitt. The pair competed in GT Cup and Britcar at the wheel of a Porsche Cayman GT4 and later a Ginetta G55 GT4. This was the ideal training ground before campaigning the new Mercedes AMG GT4 in the 2018 British GT Championship. The Duo claimed a Pro-Am podium, pole position and qualifying lap record. They returned in 2019 to claim 5 podiums on route to 3rd overall in the Pro-Am drivers’ standings. A further 6 wins were claimed in Britcar and GT Cup that year.

Current road car: Mercedes-Benz C350 AMG. Perfect long distance cruiser while touring round race tracks!

 

Favourite car: Ferrari 458 Italia. Lightening fast and very well balanced; guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

 

Racing hero: Damon Hill. He worked from scratch to earn his place on the grid. A fast, smooth and intelligent racer, while remaining a thoroughly down to earth person.

 

Helmet design concept: I've been scribbling down helmet designs for as long as I can remember. I wanted something that was simple and memorable. Green has always been my favourite colour and I'm half Irish so it had to be included! The red cross is pretty self-explanatory but I wanted to integrate it into the design, rather than just sticking a flag on the side! The design hasn't changed since I began my career.

 

Favourite Circuit: Silverstone Grand Prix. The old (Bridge) circuit was better. It's always felt like a home-from-home.

 

Best racing memory: Taking pole position and GT4 lap record at Silverstone for the British GT Championship round.

 

Worst racing memory: Being unable to complete the 2009 season due to budget constraints.