MEET OUR 2022 MOTORSPORT AMBASSADORS
At Autotech Academy, we believe in supporting and flying the flag for young talent throughout the automotive industry, whether it be young technicians in garages or aspiring motorbike and car racers.
In 2022, we proudly sponsored Storm Stacey in the British Superbike championship, Ruben Hage in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge and the Stauff Fluid Power Kawasaki National Superstock team with Joe Francis.
Watch this space to find out about our 2023 sponsorship partnerships announcements soon!
RUBEN HAGE IN THE GINETTA GT5 CHALLENGE
We're really pleased to be sponsoring Ruben Hage in his first ever year taking part in the coveted Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge.
Ruben's progression to the Ginetta GT5 Challenge follows on from three highly successful years in the Junior Saloon Car Championship. The 16-year-old is now looking to further his career with former GT5 champions, Total Control Racing, who elevated drivers such as Sam Tordoff, Jonathan Adam, and Lewis Hamilton's brother Nicolas, to racing glory.
FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION = P6
RUBEN'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Progressed from Bambino to Cadet karts.
Nottingham Autograss Championship Junior Vice Champion
UK Autograss Championship Junior Vice Champion and Nottingham Champion, achieving 14 outright wins against drivers 4 years his senior.
Youngest driver to secure a podium in the Junior Saloon Car Championship
Ran under the Power Maxed Racing 'One to Watch' programme.
4th overall in the Junior Saloon Car Championship.
STORM STACEY IN THE BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Rolling into his fourth season with Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki, and his third in British Superbikes, 19-year-old Storm's success in Superbike racing is unprecedented. Clinching the title of youngest rider to score a point when he finished 15th at Silverstone during his historic maiden campaign in 2020, last year Storm claimed a career best finish of sixth place at Donington Park.
We're really pleased to be sponsoring Storm for the second year running with the Autotech Academy logo being featured on his helmet for the season.
CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION = P18
STORM'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Became the youngest ever BSB race winner aged 12 years.
2017 and 2018
3rd in the British Motostar Moto3 Championship
3rd in the National Superstock 600 Championship
Became the youngest point scorer at the first British Superbike race of the year
Had a best finish of 6th and a lead a race at Donington Park within the British Superbike Championship
STAUFF FLUID POWER KAWASAKI NATIONAL SUPERSTOCK TEAM WITH JOE FRANCIS
We are also sponsoring former title-winners STAUFF Fluid Power Kawasaki - the GR Motosport National Superstock team. The Academy logo will feature on the bike of 24-year-old Joe Francis, who announced a 2022 return to the team having last worked together in 2013 when they celebrated title-winning success in the British Motostar Championship.
Joe Francis, from Chester, secured a best result of fifth place in the Superbike class at Donington Park in 2021 and has previously been a race winner in the Supersport series.
CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION = P14
JOE'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
5th in the British Motostar Championship
British Motor3 and Overall Motostar Champion
7th and then 9th in the British Supersport Championship
Asia Supersport Championship
Gained his first points in the British Superbike Championship
Gained his first points in 2020, and a best finish of 10th at Donington Park in 2021, in the British Superbike Championship