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Show opens at 08.30

driver briefing 08:45, 09:00 and 09:15

DAY 1 OPENING SESSION

GUEST SPEAKER: 10:00-10:30

Colin Clark
Commercial Director - Motorsport UK

Ben Whibley
Director and FOunder of MotorsportDays

Introducing MotorsportDays LIVE and interviewing Colin Clark about his role within Motorsport UK will be BWR Media’s Ben Whibley. He is the director and founder of the MotorsportDays brand and PRO-AM publications and is committed to help make getting on track and into motorsport easier for everyone. A regular on the racetrack himself, Ben has competed at a number of levels since his karting days in the mid-90s. He went on to win the Caterham Academy in 2009 with regular wins and podiums across Europe in the R400 Championship.

driver briefing 10:30-10:45

FIRST SESSION

LEGAL AND ACCOUNTANCY - 10:50-11:20

Julian Hedley
Partner, Saffery Champness

Julian is a highly experienced tax accountant having qualified as an Inspector of Taxes with HMRC and then worked within the Special Compliance Office and the Foreign Entertainers Unit introducing the UK’s Artist Withholding Tax. He has worked within the entertainment sector for 32 years and has represented some of the world’s most high profile musicians and sports stars.

Julian joined Saffery Champness in 2011 from RSM Tenon, where he spent over 20 years as head of RSM Tenon Media and also the Managing Director of the firm’s London office. Until March 2019 he was the head of Saffery Champness’ Sports and Entertainment Team which consists of 9 partners and 50 staff.

He has written articles for Taxation, The Tax Journal and various journals in the music and sport industries. He has also lectured for IBC – Performers Tax & Finance and Network CPD Ltd – Taxation of Endorsement Income.

 

Sarah Franklin
Sarah Franklin Solicitors

Sarah is a lawyer with over 30 years’ experience and had her own practice for over 13 years. Sarah started circuit racing herself in 2004, initially in Ginettas but has since raced in many formula, including Porsche Carrera Cup, Production Touring Cars and, more recently, the Michelin Clio Cup Series. Being involved in motorsport has seen Sarah carry out a lot of legal work within the motorsport industry, including dealing with the Motor Sport Council’s national court hearings, drafting contracts and agreements, dealing with disputes and pursuing debts! She is also on the committee of the British Women Racing Drivers Club, the Motorsport UK’s Judicial Advisory Committee and is a British Motorsport Marshals Club Brand Ambassador.

Kevin Sullivan
Partner & Team Leader, Warners Solicitors

Kevin is a partner in the Corporate Commercial and IP team at Warners Solicitors.
He has particular expertise in advising on the development, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
 
Kevin’s primary focus is clients in the technology sector (particularly information technology (IT) and software), but he also has detailed experience in several other industry sectors allied closely to motorsport including engineering, media, telecommunications, eCommerce and manufacturing.

JAKE SANSON
motorsports commentator & presenter

Jake is a motorsports commentator and presenter, having worked for Eurosport, BT Sport and Motorsport.TV on the Le Mans 24 Hours, GP3 Series, IndyCar Series, FIA Formula 3, World Touring Car Cup and the FIA World Karting Championships amongst many others. He also appeared in the Channel 5 TV series “The Cars That Made Britain Great” and runs the motorsport radio, video and podcast service Downforce UK.

second SESSION

Immersive Technology in Motorsport - 11:30-12:15

PETER JONES
Business Director, BlackBook Motorsport

A life-long motorsport fan, Peter has grown the Black Book from its days as a respected Formula 1 guide to the thriving business community it is today – working hand-in-hand with 14 major championships, affiliated race teams and brands across the book and key events. Peter is the driving force behind the established Black Book Motorsport Forum in London and the industry’s first ‘digital only’ event, the Digital Motorsport Summit.

Richard Watkins
Immersive Studios

THIS SESSION IS RUN IN ASSOCIATION WITH:
Blackbook Motorsport

driver briefing 12:35-12:50

THIRD SESSION

SPONSORSHIP & MEDIA ENGAGEment - 1:00-1:40

LOUISE GOODMAN
ITV’s BTCC presenter

Louise Goodman is an award-winning TV presenter and journalist with over 25 years of media and motor racing experience. Dubbed ‘the first woman of Formula 1’ she made her name as part of ITV’s Grand Prix presentation team and now co-presents the channel’s BTCC coverage. Louise firmly believes that any racer who’s looking to make a living from their passion needs that media exposure to achieve their ambitions in the first place.

Tom Oliphant
Next Level Motorsport

Next Level Motorsport have worked with Tom to develop his branding and has rolled this out across a number of media, from social media campaigns to car livery designs. They continue to support Tom Oliphant Racing in graphic design, content marketing and sponsorship programmes.

Jess Shanahan
PR, Journalist & Mentor

Jess Shanahan is a motorsport consultant, automotive journalist and former Porsche race team boss. She set up Racing Mentor in 2016 to help racing drivers find sponsorship and offers a variety of coaching packages and courses on the subject. 

FOURTH SESSION

Team Brit - 13:50-14:10

Mike Scudamore
Commercial Director

Mike Joined the Team in September 2015 to assist Team Principal Dave Player in creating a strategic sponsorship acquisition strategy. Mike has a wealth of commercial experience from his time in F1 with the Team that started out as Virgin Racing before morphing into the Marussia F1 Team. Mike left the Team to set up his own agency in October 2014. Apex Sports Marketing work with rights holders to secure sponsorship and with brands on their sponsorship activations such as incentives and hospitality programmes. Mike has been instrumental in securing the long term financial future of Team BRIT and continues to work towards raising the required funds to enable the Team to take the necessary steps up the motorsport ladder to Le Mans. When Mike is not working, he can be found supporting his boys playing football on a Saturday morning or out and about walking his Old English Sheepdog Lola. If you would like to speak to Mike to understand what partnerships are available with Team BRIT please email him mike@teambrit.co.uk or call him on +44(0)7787 546 095

JAKE SANSON
motorsports commentator & presenter

Jake is a motorsports commentator and presenter, having worked for Eurosport, BT Sport and Motorsport.TV on the Le Mans 24 Hours, GP3 Series, IndyCar Series, FIA Formula 3, World Touring Car Cup and the FIA World Karting Championships amongst many others. He also appeared in the Channel 5 TV series “The Cars That Made Britain Great” and runs the motorsport radio, video and podcast service Downforce UK.

FIFTH SESSION

ZF Race Engineering - 14:30-14:50

Daniel Becker
ZF Race Engineering GmbH

Mr Becker is a member of the Aftermarket division of ZF Race Engineering with many years of experience within the Automotive sector. 

JAKE SANSON
motorsports commentator & presenter

Jake is a motorsports commentator and presenter, having worked for Eurosport, BT Sport and Motorsport.TV on the Le Mans 24 Hours, GP3 Series, IndyCar Series, FIA Formula 3, World Touring Car Cup and the FIA World Karting Championships amongst many others. He also appeared in the Channel 5 TV series “The Cars That Made Britain Great” and runs the motorsport radio, video and podcast service Downforce UK.

SIXTH SESSION

RACECAR ENGINEERING SESSION - 15:15-16:15

GEMMA HATTON
deputy Editor, Racecar Engineering

Gemma is a qualified Engineer with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Advanced Motorsport Engineering from Cranfield University. She has worked trackside in BTCC and GT, reaching the F1 pitlane at the age of 23 as a Tyre Engineer for Pirelli. She then moved to Manor F1 as the team’s Tyre and Strategy Engineer.

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Show opens at 08.30

driver briefing 08:45, 09:00 and 09:15

First SESSION

Track Days and Getting into motorsport - 09:35-10:20

STUART GARLAND
New Business Coordinator and MSVT Championships Manager at MSVT

Stuart is the MotorSport Vision Trackdays (MSVT) New Business Coordinator, tasked with creating and retaining new business clients. With more than 300 events a year, MSVT runs a wide range of track day events. The development of the brand required a better feeder system from Trackdays into the wider racing world and Team Trophy was quickly replaced by the Championship TDC (Trackday Championship) for the 2016 season. In 2019, The EnduroKA endurance series for the Mk1 Ford KA joined the fold, giving competitors the chance to sample cost-effective team endurance racing. The depth of knowledge within MSVT makes Trackday Trophy the perfect place to begin, whether you are starting a racing career or just a hobby racer.

HUGO HOLDER
COMPETITIONS DIRECTOR, CLASSIC SPORTS CAR CLUB

The Classic Sports Car Club organises friendly Race Meetings for cars of all ages, from the 1950’s to the present day, running 10 race series of its own.

The CSCC pioneered club level mini-endurance racing, with most of its series running 40 minute races, with a compulsory pit stop, for one or two drivers.

Director Hugo Holder raced a Peugeot 309 in CSCC Tin Tops and a Reliant Sabre Six in CSCC Swinging 60s before joining the office team in 2008.

He became a director of the CSCC in 2009 and runs the Club with his co-director, David Smitheram. Hugo is currently Chairman of the Association of British Motor Racing Clubs.

JAKE SANSON
motorsports commentator & presenter

Jake is a motorsports commentator and presenter, having worked for Eurosport, BT Sport and Motorsport.TV on the Le Mans 24 Hours, GP3 Series, IndyCar Series, FIA Formula 3, World Touring Car Cup and the FIA World Karting Championships amongst many others. He also appeared in the Channel 5 TV series “The Cars That Made Britain Great” and runs the motorsport radio, video and podcast service Downforce UK.

driver briefing 10:30-10:40

SECOND SESSION

PROFESSIONAL DRIVER & INSTRUCTOR - 10:45-11:15

SCOTT MANSELL
FORMULA 1 TEST DRIVER AND FOUNDER OF DRIVER61

Scott Mansell has won numerous European championships and holds the outright lap record at five international circuits. He has been fortunate enough to drive some of the world’s most fantastic cars—from Ferraris to F1s—on the world’s most exciting circuits, surrounded by many amazing team members. Learning a thing or two during the thousands of hours in the driving seat his goal is to transfer his knowledge to as many trackday and racing drivers as possible while creating a community of like-minded motorsport enthusiasts.

Mansell is a dedicated driver coach and founder of Driver61, a resource for racing drivers providing in-depth tutorials on track technique and circuits guides. 

THIRD SESSION

WILLIAMS ESports in Motorsport - 11:30-12:15

Adam Suswillo
GT Sport Driver | Williams Esports

Williams Esports GT Sport driver
-finalist GT Academy, 2013
-runner-up FIA GT Sport Nations Cup European Final, Madrid 2018
-runner-up FIA GT Sport Manufacturers Cup, World Tour New York 2019
-finalist FIA GT Sport World Championship, 2019

JAKE SANSON
motorsports commentator & presenter

Jake is a motorsports commentator and presenter, having worked for Eurosport, BT Sport and Motorsport.TV on the Le Mans 24 Hours, GP3 Series, IndyCar Series, FIA Formula 3, World Touring Car Cup and the FIA World Karting Championships amongst many others. He also appeared in the Channel 5 TV series “The Cars That Made Britain Great” and runs the motorsport radio, video and podcast service Downforce UK.

driver briefing 12:35-12:50

FOURTH SESSION

EDUCATION IN MOTORSPORT - 13:00-13:30

Russell Howard
FOUNDER, RACESTAFF.COM

Russell started his working life as a race mechanic, then race engineer. He also competed in national single seater championships for almost a decade before returning to the management side of motorsport, including marketing and sponsorship acquisition. He started RaceStaff.com in 2011 in response to being repeatedly asked for contacts by race teams.

JOHN PAUL LATHAM
FOUNDER STUDENT MOTORSPORT

Student Motorsport was brought to life through my personal experience and my passion for helping people.  This led to the vision, development and drive to create a website and online community to help students and young people to step into the motorsport industry.  Student Motorsport has been a personal goal since I started at my first full-time motorsport job in 2008 and really began development in 2011.  It’s from my collective experiences and in particular working in the industry that I have been able to develop the idea.

FIFTH SESSION

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY - 14:20-15:20

GAVIN GOUGH
The RACING MIND COACH

Gavin Gough, The Racing Mind Coach to Nissan GT Academy between 2009 and 2014, invites those attending MSD Live 2019 to enjoy a Mind Coaching Workshop.

In a change of format from my speaking of mental skills and strengths, as I did last year, this year I propose to guide attendees through a series of exercises which can help you as race drivers achieve more, quite possibly more than you might think possible.

Many will suggest that race car performance operates within given limits of the physics of the machine, athletes, competitors, race drivers are free of such limits, they can however impose their own limits, limits which are determined by self confidence, self belief and self image. In fact, as is generally recognised nowadays, we are what/who we tell ourselves we are, in short we can also defeat ourselves by what is being processed in the unconscious mind, a place in which our respective strengths and weaknesses are filed away. Very often the weaknesses can overwhelm the strengths to a appoint of undermining performance.

Mark Cavendish a world champion cycle racer once said;

“All riders train their legs, very few train their minds”  

So, together we can begin the process of creating positive change in your mind to create positive change on track, so why not come along and join us, we can rock you.    

DRIVER
TEAM TBC

JAKE SANSON
motorsports commentator & presenter

Jake is a motorsports commentator and presenter, having worked for Eurosport, BT Sport and Motorsport.TV on the Le Mans 24 Hours, GP3 Series, IndyCar Series, FIA Formula 3, World Touring Car Cup and the FIA World Karting Championships amongst many others. He also appeared in the Channel 5 TV series “The Cars That Made Britain Great” and runs the motorsport radio, video and podcast service Downforce UK.

CLOSING SESSION

EXHIBITION & EVENT CLOSES - 15:20

BEN Whibley
Event DIRECTOR

Ben returns to the conference stage to talk about the event highlights, the topics covered in the conference and thank all our guests and exhibitors. He will bring the event to a close and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Silverstone Wing and International Circuit in November 2020 for the third MotorsportDays LIVE event.

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