2300 Club John Easson Award Winner 2016
First competitive event: November 2011 contested his first stage rally at Anglesey Racing Circuit.
2011: Competed his first stage rally
2012: Contested inaugural full season in the Junior 1000 rally championship Finished 11th in the championship, and runner up newcomer.
2013: Invited to be a member of the MSA (Motor Sports Association) Academy. A scheme designed for ‘driving young talent forwards’ as well as their AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) Programme. Was also nominated for ‘Young Rally Driver Of The Year’ at the World Motorsport Expo awards in Cologne.
Competed his final year of the Formula 1000 Junior championship finishing 4th. Start to finish winner of the final round of the series.
2014: BTRDA Rally First 1.0 champion and BTRDA Junior Rally Champion. Awarded MSA ASF Young Driver of the Year.
Name: Sam Bilham
Aged: 19 years old
From: Bingley, West Yorkshire
Currently: Studying to become a Quantity Surveyor
First outing: At the age of ten he drove his first Rally car and was upgraded from a Junior Ford KA to a Hyundai F2 car.
First competitive experience: At the age of twelve in local indoor
Go-Karting league with a number of personal and team wins over the following two years.
In 2016, will contest the all-new Fiesta ST Trophy which is incorporated into the most popular championship in the UK, the BTRDA Rally Series. The 10 strong single-make series is designed to bring young progressive talented drivers together to assist in their progression in the sport and offers some great prizes including a prize drive with the M-Sport World rally Team.
Sam has also secured the backing of leading Insurance firm Reis Motorsport Insurance who will be supporting Sam throughout his campaign.
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