The MSA Academy congratulates its Team UK star Seb Morris on being crowned the 2017 British GT Champion in the season finale at Donington Park (24 September).
Twenty-one-year-old Morris and Team Parker Racing team-mate Rick Parfitt Jnr sealed the title after a strong campaign that yielded three race wins at Rockingham, Silverstone and Brands Hatch aboard their M-Sport prepared Bentley.
Welshman Morris has been part of Team UK, the pinnacle of the MSA Academy talent development pathway, since 2015. As a member of the national squad, he has access to a bespoke development programme under his designated Performance Manager, Andy Meyrick, who is soon to be an MSA Level 4 Certified Coach.
Morris first worked with the MSA Academy as a young competitor in the Ginetta Junior Championship, taking part in Performance Master Classes delivered by MSA Coaches. He then progressed to the AASE programme, a three-year course for drivers aged 16 to 18 delivered in conjunction with Loughborough College, before being selected to join the Squad and ultimately Team UK.
Morris said: “I’m truly ecstatic! We’ve all worked tirelessly both on and off the track, and the Team UK programme has helped me not only with my physical preparation but has also taught me how best to work with the people around me. I’ve then been able to pass that knowledge on to my team-mate Rick to help improve his own mental preparation, which has meant we were able to win races and ultimately the championship.”
There was further success for the MSA Academy at Donington Park as Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton won the British GT4 title. Tregurtha and Middleton, both 17, are members of the MSA Academy’s Squad – a group of drivers aged 14 to 24 hand-picked to benefit from knowledge and resources originally developed for AASE and Team UK.
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