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Meet our motorsport ambassadors

Get to know our 2022 motorsport ambassadors; Storm Stacey, Ruben Hage and Joe Francis.

Meet our motorsport ambassadors

MEET OUR 2022 MOTORSPORT AMBASSADORS

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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.

This year we're sponsoring 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.

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RUBEN HAGE IN THE GINETTA GT5 CHALLENGE

Ruben Hage
Ruben Hage's Ginetta GT40 GT5 car

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.

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION = P8

RUBEN'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013-2016
Progressed from Bambino to Cadet karts.
2017
Nottingham Autograss Championship Junior Vice Champion
2018
UK Autograss Championship Junior Vice Champion and Nottingham Champion, achieving 14 outright wins against drivers 4 years his senior.
2019
Youngest driver to secure a podium in the Junior Saloon Car Championship
2020
Ran under the Power Maxed Racing 'One to Watch' programme.
2021
4th overall in the Junior Saloon Car Championship.

STORM STACEY IN THE BENNETTS BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

Storm Stacey
Storm Stacey's Kawasaki ZX10-RR

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

2016
Became the youngest ever BSB race winner aged 12 years.

2017 and 2018
3rd in the British Motostar Moto3 Championship

2019
3rd in the National Superstock 600 Championship

2020
Became the youngest point scorer at the first British Superbike race of the year

2021
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

Joe Francis
Joe Francis' Kawasaki

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 2022 and has previously been a race winner in the Supersport series.

CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP POSITION = P18

JOE'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012
5th in the British Motostar Championship

2013
British Motor3 and Overall Motostar Champion

2016-2017
7th and then 9th in the British Supersport Championship

2018
Asia Supersport Championship

2019
Gained his first points in the British Superbike Championship

2020-2021
Gained his first points in 2020, and a best finish of 10th at Donington Park in 2021, in the British Superbike Championship

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