William Plant

My racing bug began back in 2003 when my father began to compete in a Morgan +8, ever since watching him at Rockingham that year all I wanted to do was race as well.

So in 2006 I began doing a few karting tests at Whilton mill with the Protrain kart team, by the end of 2006 I gained my ARKS karting licence and was ready for my first ever race in 2007.

In 2007 I only competed 5 races due to being away at school but I made the most of it, enjoying the racing as much as possible and learning as much as I could. The same followed for 2008 and unfortunately during 2009 I didn’t compete in any events.

In 2010 I made the move to cars where I took on the Junior Saxmax series run by the 750 motorclub at the time in a Citroën saxo 1.6 Vtr. My first year in cars was a huge learning curve but I managed to get to grips fairly quickly but missing the podium twice in my rookie season due to mechanical issues. I continued with the series in 2011 achieving far better success with my previous experience, gaining 6 podiums and 3rd in the championship.

Between 2012 and 2013 I competed in historic cars mainly in Morgan’s achieving many race wins and podiums along the way, impressing those who on looked as I got to grips with rear wheel drive and historic tyres. My first race in historic’s I won my class by an entire lap having over taken everyone and also taking a lap record.

In 2014 I made the big step up to the world of GT race competing in the GT Cup championship. The car I drove was a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup run by the in2racing team. Everything was a huge step up for me and I had to quickly get used to a new car with a rear engine, slicks and the down force. The season began well taking two wins at the first meeting with the success continuing thought the year. A mishap whilst at Silverstone international with my team mate ultimately cost me the class championship which was a great shame however I still push hard for the rest of the year winning all five of the final races, giving me second in class overall. My speed was highlighted, as I was the only driver in the GTB class, which was third from the top class, to finish on the podium twice and to also lead a race against the far more powerful machinery.

Now I’m looking to develop my self as a driver and to move forward and progress with my racing career.