In 2016 at the age of sixteen, Alex completed his first Dubai 24 Hour race, finishing 7th in class as part of the Preptech team racing in the A2 category.
Now with his experience from last year’s race, he is heading back to Dubai to compete again as part of Team Cooksport, who will be racing for the first time in the Creventic 24H Series.
Alex will be racing again in the A2 category but, this time, in a Gen 4 Renaultsport Clio and will be part of a five-driver line up including: British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) driver Josh Cook, Renault UK Clio Cup drivers Jon Maybin & Shayne Deegan and Ollie Cook.
Alex will be swapping his schoolbooks and taking time off from his A levels to travel the four and a half thousand miles to race in Dubai.
At the young age of seventeen, Alex is likely to again be the youngest driver in this year’s race. However, even at this young age, Alex is no stranger to top-level motorsport as he has been racing since the age of eight. So far, he became a British Karting champion when he was twelve, won the Ginetta Junior Scholarship at the age of fourteen, raced in F4 single-seaters in Europe and raced in the Renault UK Clio Cup.
“Last year was a great experience and starting and finishing the race was an opportunity not many drivers get, never mind when it is your first endurance race. Starting the race with 94 cars on the grid is something I will never forget. I learnt so much during the race before bringing the car across the line at the end of the 24 hours, and even managed to pick up three places before finishing my first endurance race in seventh place and 55th overall. This year, I will be aiming to help get Team Cooksport on the podium and, hopefully, I can come back one day and race in a GT car in the future,” commented Alex.