In 2020 I am aiming to compete in the MINI CHALLENGE JCW class, supporting the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), with my own team. I am currently looking to compete in the final 3 meetings of the Mazda MX-5 Championship in 2019.
My name is Neil Cogan. I have been interested, passionate and involved in motor racing from an early age. My lifelong ambition has always to be a professional racing driver. I currently hold a racing license and have tested in many different varieties of racing which I feel has given me more experience and knowledge of the sport and what is required to be successful. I have been go-karting since I was six years old in various karts and at various venues. At my local go-karting venue I have consistently finished no lower than third position, producing equal lap times every lap and I was therefore invited to compete for a NKA karting championship. My recent racing history includes testing in an MG ZR and competing in a Renault Clio scholarship where there were two timed sessions and my quickest lap time improved by 2.5 seconds from the first session to the second. I have also competed in successful MINI Cooper Challenges at Oulton Park and Donington Park. Most recently I competed in a karting race at my local venue where I claimed pole position and won with lapping everyone in the process. I am eager to take the next step in my racing career and compete in a professional championship.
The BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship really is the affordable way to go motor racing and is the perfect starting point for those coming into the sport for the first time.
Arguably the best supported championship in UK club motorsport with more than 90 registered drivers across the 2018 season, providing intense, door-to-door single make sports car racing on a budget.
Series makes use of the Mk1 Mazda MX-5, one of the best small sportscars of all time that provides a true challenge to master for drivers of all experience levels, backgrounds and ages. An average of more than 40+ cars entered on any given weekend, allowing for split grids with a promotion/ relegation system to allow drivers to race their way to the front of the field across three races.
I am seeking funding of £12,000 to compete in the final 3 meetings of the Mazda MX-5 Championship (last 3 rounds and dates listed below), to gain more experience and knowledge, as well as to prepare myself for the 2020 MINI CHALLENGE JCW season, (as there are limitations on testing).
Mazda MX-5 Championship Final 3 meetings:
Oulton Park 3rd August 3 Races
Donington Park 17th - 18th August 3 Races
Silverstone International 5th - 6th October 3 Race
The target cost will cover the following items per meeting (approximately £4,000 per meeting):
Full Team Trackside Support
Everyone who donates will:
Receive a signed thank you photo/poster from the event
A thank you message via my Twitter and Facebook pages.
Donate £40 and be entered into a prize draw a pair of general admission tickets to a MINI CHALLENGE JCW race meeting in 2020.
For every donator I recieve, I will donate £1 to the Cancer Research Charity