George Alp-Williams has signed up to compete in his rookie car racing season in the 2020 Civic Cup.
At just 16 years of age he will be the championships youngest ever competitor. George started his motor racing career at the age of 6 in the Bambino karting category with Llandow kart club, and moved through the ranks of karting, culminating with competing in the Super One series in Junior TKM.
Having grown too tall to effectively compete in junior karting and facing the ordeals of GCSEs, motorsport was put on the back burner until a visit to the Autosport International show. A chance meeting with Tim Evans and the Civic Cup Scholarship car started the ball rolling and ended up with George competing in the final rounds of the 2019 championship at Donington Park.
Testing for the meeting proved difficult with the only chance for George to practice was in an old Renault Clio around the field at home, or in his Granny’s Skoda diesel on a private road. It was worthwhile though, finishing an pleasing 13th in race one and 11th in race two.
Impressed with the standards of preparation, the pace of the drivers and the willingness of other competitors to help and encourage, George went about securing a budget for 2020. Advanced Fire Technologies decided to give the young driver a break and agreed to a deal for 2020. Racing in the 2019 championship winning car of Lee Deegan, sporting a new distinctive red and silver livery and number 5 George is both keen and ambitious for the season ahead.
Comments from George
I’m really excited for the opportunity to prove myself against more experienced drivers. The Civic Cup is renowned for close, competitive racing and I can’t wait to get among them. This season will be a massive learning curve to get myself on the pace, but it’s going to be an exciting challenge.