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STRUAN MOORE

Struan Moore is a Jersey born racing driver and British rising star in the motorsport industry. His racing career started out in Jersey at sorel point doing the local championship in various classes which saw multiple success.

At the age of 14 he competed in the British Karting Championships for two years before moving into Ginetta juniors, where he picked up a number of podiums in his rookie year. At this point it was decided that Struan would not compete for a year to focus on his GCSE commitments. After this, at the age of 17, Struan graduated into the British Formula 4 championship for two years, picking up his maiden win in the first year and competing for the overall title in the second year. At the point it was decided that he would look for a career in Japan, Struan got a drive in the national Japanese Formula 3 championship which supported Super Formula, Japans leading motorsport championship. Most previously in the last two years, Struan graduated into the highly competitive Blancpain GT Series in Pro class as part of the Mclaren GT Driver Academy. This year, Struan signed with Japanese team Nissan to race in the 2017 Blancpain GT Series as a second year Pro, with sights on still having a career out in Japan.

PERSONAL

STATEMENT

I don’t want this statement to come across as a lesson to young drivers; it’s simply my experience and life lessons that make up this message to young drivers. As the years have gone on, I’ve become much more aware of road safety, especially being based in London with a car for 5 years. I’ve been fortunate enough to drive in even the busiest cities such as Tokyo.

Just because I race doesn’t mean that I’m the man who knows everything about road safety, I’m not going to sit here and tell you I do, it’s not the truth. From the day you obtain your licence till your last, you’ll always learn. What I do know from my racing career, is how to channel bad energy or aggression out of public road situations.

Another thing that I think we can all agree on here, is that I’ve never been impressed by fast driving on the roads, especially when seeing it out of the car. If you want to impress someone with your skills, do it on a race track, or a bike track. My job requires a threshold to stressful situations and also fearful ones where I have no choice but to deal with it and put myself and others in a life threatening position, otherwise I have no success.

So this does give me a right to tell you that whatever you may think, you do have a choice on the roads and there is no excuse but only remorse and sadness if you ever harmed a friend or by-stander on the roads, I want you to understand how awful that feeling can be. I’ve had experiences of people close to me left with life changing disabilities from reckless road driving, you’ll never think it’ll happen to your best mate sat next to you, but someday it could, and I hope the prospect of that makes you think twice.

These days, I look out for people on the road, I enjoy driving and I treat it with respect every day. If you want to drive fast then there are controlled situations and events which allow you to do so. Please remind yourself to be calm in stressful road situations. I’d never want any passenger in my car to feel unsafe. I can tell you now, you’re never going to be a hero on the roads, but you could be one once you’ve reached from A to B.”

– Struan Moore
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