A LOOK AHEAD: Simon Stoneham’s 2021 season 

March 5, 2021

Karting

Over the past year the name Simon Stoneham has become familiar with the YRDA team, hearing him on our podcast and working hard behind the scenes with management and focusing on the PR and marketing with Chris McCarthy.  This week we caught up with Simon to discuss his plans both on and off the circuit in 2021.

2020 provided a huge amount of challenges, how did you overcome these?

“2020 was certainly a tough year for all and I my front it was a year to take advantage of every opportunity thrown my way.  The opportunity to step up from the programme and help the young athletes we have was a life changing opportunity for me and one which I have enjoyed very much.

The chance to pursue a career in motorsport and learn new skills which have brought further opportunities is something I am very thankful for.

On the track 2020 was limited with Covid restrictions and lockdowns so many meetings were missed but every time racing was a special moment and 2021 is going to be a great year to be on track”

Looking ahead to 2021, what are your plans both on and off track?

2021 looks as though it is going to be a great year for myself, and I am very excited to announce that I will be representing my university of Nottingham Trent in the BUKC championship and this is something I am very much looking forward to doing with some great teammates around me.

In terms of my own racing I am looking forward to being behind the wheel again pushing hard every weekend out on track and hoping to collect some more silverware this year.

It is also set to be a great year within the YRDA, plenty of new exciting projects to be working on and many great talents to be working with, I cannot wait to see how the year pans out for us.”

With university, racing and of course representing the YRDA off track how does this affect your training regime for the coming season?

“It’s no lie that staying fit and healthy at university is hard and with so much going on all the time keeping on top of training has been essential to starting the season off on the right foot.  For me it's all about structure, clear timetables allowing me to meet all deadlines and keep on top of my fitness.

Thanks to our performance director Chris Ray a structured programme has made this so much easier and I am feeling more ready than ever heading into this season.

An exciting year filled with new challenges lies ahead for Simon.  Be sure to keep an eye out for updates over on our social pages.