Sixth Former, William Cox, is the current leader in the Junior Classic Car Trials Championship and is third in the overall Drivers’ Championship in a locally based series. Will has been competing in Car Trials (off road) since he was 14, first in a Citroen Saxo and more recently in the Marlin Roadster. Now that he has passed his driving test he can compete in long distance Classic Trials that typically cover about 70 miles and involve ascending steep rough tracks. These tracks can be anything from ancient highways to private estate roads. The events are sanctioned by the Motor Sports Association, the national motorsport governing body.

In September, hecompeted in the Ebworth Classic Trial, a cross-country motor trial set in the glorioussurrounding of Ebworth Woods, a nature reserve owned by the NationalTrust. More recentlyhe competed in ‘The Mechanics’ Classic Trial on a route around Stroud, Cheltenham and Cirencester.Will is also passionate about circuit racing. He has his own racing car and has been preparing, testing and developing this in readiness for the 2017 season. Post A Levels, Will plans to race in the Monoposto Championship. This is a National Championship for single seater racing cars, divided into different classes, based on size and performance of the car. There are high hopes for Will in this competition as, in a recent test at Castle Combe, he outpaced the lap times of the winner last time out.

This all began for Will at the age of four, when he starteddriving a scaled-down sports car which was powered by a lawn tractor engine, and has previously competed in the Castle Combe Junior Karting Championship. We look forward to seeing how Will progresses in his racing, as he’s one to watch for the future.