Wera Alliance Racing Academy 2024

Wera Tools and Alliance Racing are delighted to continue the succesful partnership that has created one of the most coveted and exciting young driver programmes in UK Motorsport. Having established the Academy in 2021, it continues to evolve and help promising young talent to reach their potential across a variety of disciplines in circuit racing and rally.

The 2024 Academy Team is made up of: 

Will Jenkins

NameWill Jenkins
Age19
HometownStone, Staffordshire
Championship  Porsche Sprint Challenge GB
CarPorsche 918 Cayman RSR
First Event2 wheels, Local Motorcross Championship, Aged 6. 4 wheels, Cheshire Kart Club, Aged 10.
Favourite CircuitDonington Park GP as its my local track. Its also where I won the 2022 GT5 Championship and had my maiden Porsche Win.
Racing HeroGrowing up watching all the BTCC races, I would have to say Colin Turkington or Ash Sutton.
Interesting FactI've got a classic landrover built in 1956 I have rebuilt and take off-roading.

 

  

Matthew Rees

NameWill Jenkins
Age19
HometownStone, Staffordshire
ChampionshipPorsche Sprint Challenge GB
CarPorsche 918 Cayman RSR
First Event2 wheels, Local Motorcross Championship, Aged 6. 4 wheels, Cheshire Kart Club, Aged 10.
Favourite CircuitDonington Park GP as its my local track. Its also where I won the 2022 GT5 Championship and had my maiden Porsche Win.
Racing HeroGrowing up watching all the BTCC races, I would have to say Colin Turkington or Ash Sutton.
Interesting FactI've got a classic landrover built in 1956 I have rebuilt and take off-roading.

 

  

Alfie Garford

NameAlfie Garford
Age15
HometownStamford
ChampionshipBRSCC Fiesta Junior
CarFord Fiesta Zetec S
First EventKimbolton 2020 - British Kart Champs Round 1 - Lined up Grid 3! Finished P8 & Top rookie.
Favourite CircuitOulton Park (I’ve not raced there yet but I really enjoy it on the sim and can’t wait to race there this year.)
Racing HeroThe Doctor, Valentino Rossi
Interesting FactI can wobble my eyes! 

  

 

Jenson Mason

NameJenson Mason
Age15
HometownSouth Cambridgeshire
ChampionshipBRSCC Fiesta Junior
CarFord Fiesta Zetec S
First EventHonda Cadet - Rye House Kart Raceway, Hoddesdon
Favourite CircuitKnockhill - absolutely loved this track!
Racing HeroAsh Sutton
Interesting FactWhen I'm not on track I enjoy getting muddy on bike trails and jumps.  And I can wheelie for a mile!

 

  

Max McRae

NameMax McRae
Age19
HometownLanark, Scotland
ChampionshipBritish Rally Championship / Junior European Rally Championship
CarFord Fiesta Rally2 / Ford Fiesta Rally3
First EventBakers Hill Rally in July 2020. Before I had my rallying debut I had raced competitively in Karting from the age 7 till I was 15. Shortly after that, I moved into a single season in circuit racing, piloting a Radical Sr3.
Favourite RallyRoyal Rally of Scandinavia. This rally uses Ex WRC roads from the winter rally Sweden including the famous “Colin’s Crest” stage. we use these stages in the summer so there is a little bit less snow than you used to see on the WRC! I competed in this event in 2023 in the Junior ERC championship.
RallyingHeroI definitely can’t say I have just one Rallying Hero! As many people know, I am a third generation in the McRae family to get into rallying! My Hero drivers would of course have to be my Dad Alister, Uncle Colin and Grandfather Jimmy McRae!
Interesting FactI have lived in Perth, Australia for 16 years of my life! I’m always back in Perth over Christmas to get some sun, before I come back to rainy Scotland for the rally season to get underway! Definitely have lost the strong Lanark accent now.

 

  

Garry Pearson

NameGarry Pearson
Age32
HometownDuns, Scottish Borders
ChampionshipBritish Rally Championship
CarFord Fiesta Rally2
First EventColin McRae Stages Rally 2009
Favourite CircuitJim Clark Rally
Racing HeroSebastien Loeb
Interesting FactI’ve co-drove on two occasions, and crashed on both occasions! I believe that’s 100% non-codriving finishing record, safe to say I prefer driving now!

 

  

Cameron Fair

NameCameron Fair
Age28
HometownTobermoray, Isle of Mull
ChampionshipBritish Rally Championship / Junior European Rally Championship
CarFord Fiesta Rally2 / Ford Fiesta Rally3 (Co-Driver)
First EventA rally at Kames Motorsport complex in 2011 with a close friend in a borrowed Vauxhall Nova
Favourite RallyRally Poland, its crazy fast and has some spectacular jumps and corners.
Rallying HeroColin McRae. And to be now rallying with the McRae family is a real honour to me. 
Interesting Fact I own a fish & chip business on the Isle of Mull, something myself and my partner took on in 2021 and are very proud of. 

 

  

Daniel Barritt

NameDaniel Barritt
Age43
HometownTobermoray, Isle of Mull
ChampionshipBritish Rally Championship
CarFord Fiesta Rally2 (Co-Driver)
First Event1996 Tour of Mull Rally
Favourite RallyRallye Monte Carlo
Rallying HeroAri Vatanen
Interesting FactI have played football at old Trafford in front of 60000 people.

 

  

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