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Michael Epps

#44 Belardi Auto Racing

 

Birthdate: March 12, 1992
Hometown: Hemel Hempstead, England
Residence: Hemel Hempstead, England
Website: www.michaelepps.co.uk
Twitter: @MichaelEppsRace
Facebook: MichaelEppsRacing
Instagram: itsepps
YouTube: MichaelEppsUK
Team Website: belardiautoracing.com
Sponsors:

 

P1 Sports, UNATION, iRacing,

Anytime Fitness UK

 

Nationality: English/New Zealand

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 5' 9" / 160lbs

Education: One year at the University of Hertfordshire, England

Hobbies: Musician, mountain biking and cycling, fitness, race car engineering, graphic design

Snapshot: I’m quite chilled, both in and out of the car. I like being active, using gyms, getting out on a bike. I love Italian food, which is unfortunate really since my diet is strict to stay light! I like socializing, but I sometimes stay in using simulator programs like iRacing or rFactor, which keeps me sharp and prepared for each test or race. I have a passion for music. I’ve played many instruments since a young age and performed in shows and concerts. I now produce electronic music and hope to be able to get into the music industry one day too

Racing goal: To be in IndyCar, the Indy 500, Le Mans or F1 are the biggest of my racing dreams, but for me there is no point in shutting other doors and only having one goal. I just want to win and have as much success as possible in this sport. I aim to make a career out of it

Racing heroes: Stirling Moss, Ayrton Senna, Fernando Alonso, James Hunt

My fitness routine includes: Mountain biking, endurance cardio and intensive cardio, specific resistance/weight/core training.

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: I have to get into the car from the left or right side, otherwise I can’t get in :)

Career results:

2014

  • Finished second in the pre-season Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship with two wins and a second-place drive at Barber Motorsports Park and an additional podium of third at NOLA Motorsports Park.

2013

  • Finished 12th in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda contesting 13 of 14 rounds
  • Claimed three top-five finishes and six top-10 results
  • Earned the Tilton Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions in a race, from 17th to fifth at Mid-Ohio

2012

  • Contested Formula Renault BARC UK Championship
  • Finished 13th in points, ending the season with five consecutive top-10 finishes and a best of fourth at Silverstone
  • Finished 10th in the Formula Renault BARC Winter Series despite two DNFs

2011

  • Graduated from karts to cars
  • Finished second in the British Formula Vee Championship
  • Tested a Formula Renault car prior to the end of the season
  • For the second successive year, won the London Cup in the Senior Rotax Max karting division at the Rye House circuit in England

2010

  • Won the London Cup (Senior Rotax Max karting) at Rye House
  • Finished second in the Le Mans (France) 24-hour kart race at the Alain Prost Circuit
  • Finished sixth in the Super One National Karting Championship (Senior Rotax Max)
  • Scored karting wins at various club racing venues... tested a race car for the first time

2009

  • Finished 13th in the Super One National Karting Championship
  • Claimed club race wins at various circuits

2008

  • Competed in Junior Rotax Max karting
  • Finished second in the Brazilian Cup
  • Finished 11th in the Kartmasters
  • Finished 16th in the Super One National Karting Championship (England)
  • Finished eighth in the Stars of Tomorrow National Karting Championship
  • Won the London Cup at Rye HouseWon on his debut in Senior Rotax Max at a Rye House club event

2007

  • Competed in Junior Rotax Max karting
  • Won the London Cup at Rye House
  • Finished third in the Whilton Mill Kart Club Summer Championship
  • Finished 12th in the Stars of Tomorrow National Karting Championship

2005 - 2006

  • Began karting at age 13 at the Buckmore Park Junior Club in England
  • Bought his own kart in late 2005 and began winning novice (rookie) events immediately
  • Claimed his first overall win in December 2005
  • Finished fourth in the 2006 Hoddesdon Kart Club Summer Championship in Junior Rotax Max
  • Finished seventh in the Buckmore Park Club Summer Championship