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TIM HARVEY TO HAND OVER REINS OF BRDC’S SUCCESSFUL SUPERSTARS PROGRAMME

After 11 years as Director of the BRDC’s successful SuperStars programme, Tim Harvey has decided to step down from the role. With two current SuperStars, George Russell and Lando Norris, competing in Formula 1 next season alongside former BRDC SuperStar Alex Albon, Tim felt it was the right time to hand over day-to-day running of the scheme, although he will remain an active Member of the BRDC and play a part in the BRDC SuperStars’ continuing achievements.

Since the scheme’s inception in 2008, Tim has worked tirelessly to assist and promote talented young British drivers and offer invaluable advice, feedback, and guidance to the programme’s participants, alongside fellow BRDC Members.  Five SuperStars landing drives in Formula 1, four more with official test roles, outright and class winners at the Le Mans 24 Hours, and numerous international and national champions coming through the scheme, demonstrate how its guiding hand has assisted in many successes.

In the 11 years that the BRDC SuperStars programme has been running, drivers have achieved an outstanding 371 wins, 1,514 podiums, and 320 pole positions whilst active participants, underlying the quality of young British drivers and the need for these talented individuals to be able to seek impartial guidance from experienced BRDC Members.

Stepping into the role of BRDC SuperStars’ Director will be former SuperStar and BRDC Member Andy Meyrick, providing not only tangible evidence of the strength of the programme, but also ensuring that the Class of 2019 will be able to draw on Andy’s unique perspective as a successful single-seater and endurance racer and a graduate of the initiative.

Tim Harvey

"The SuperStars programme has been a big part of my life for the past 11 years and is something of which I am immensely proud. To see so many of our young stars go on to achieve not only successful but professional careers in motor sport is tremendously rewarding. Due to my commitments to the programme it has meant that I have not had time to pursue a number of other projects and with two SuperStars moving into F1 next season it seems like a good time for me to pass the baton over to Andy. 

“I’m sure he will do an excellent job as the new Director and I will continue to be available to Andy and the SuperStars as an active Member of the BRDC whilst I focus on other areas of young driver development and management.”

Andy Meyrick

“It is a tremendous honour to have been asked to become Director and I’m absolutely delighted that Tim, Derek Warwick, Ian Titchmarsh, and the Board of the BRDC has offered me the chance to work with the SuperStars.

“Tim has done an incredible job turning it into what it is today. It’s recognised all over the world.  Drivers want to be a SuperStar and all the Members wear the badge with pride.  I was a Rising Star and then a SuperStar and I have experienced first-hand the difference it can make and the value that it brings to young Brits, so I cannot wait to carry on the work Tim has done.”

Over 370 guests assembled in London to celebrate the successes of BRDC Members, SuperStars and Rising Stars on Monday 3 December
The Club regrets to report the death of David Morgan, BRDC Member since 1974
We are sad to report that Chris Martyn has passed away. BRDC Member since 1960
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