The Team

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With over 60 years kart racing experience between them our coaching staff have a great amount of knowledge for any new driver who wants to learn.

Les Latham

Les brings to the academy more than 40 years experience in karting, World GT racing, Formula Renault, Formula 3 and British Touring Cars. He has mentored to Katherine Legge (Indy Car), Jamie Green (DTM), Adam Jones (Porsche GT3 & BTCC) and in recent years has focused solely on karts with the Melliosport team finishing 2nd in 2015 Super One Snr X30 and 5th in Super One, and 8th in World finals Super X30 in 2016. In 2017, Danny Keirle became FIA World Karting Champion with Les’s guidance.

Danny Keirle

Put simply – the best kart driver in the UK. If you want to learn how to drive fast & to be ultra competitive look no further:

2017 CIK/FIA World OK Champion
2017 Super One British Champion
2016 European X30 Open Champion
2016 Kartmaster GP Winner
2015 Kartmasters GP Winner
2014 Junior TKM Super One Vice Champion

Dean Hale

Dean is one of the best known & most popular figures in UK karting. He has a fantastic attitude to life & racing he is an excellent communicator & coach, especially with the younger drivers.

Dean was previously mentor to the junior drivers in the Formula Kart Stars programme.

When he is not working with MRA he is a pit crew member with Williams F1 Team!


Danny Keirle

A naturally gifted driver who who has benefited by guidance on food and physical fitness.

Anna Morris

Anna is naturally competitive and has benefited greatly from all aspects of the Melliosport Academy programme.

Richard Morris

Richard has a very smooth but fast technique and is continually improving thanks to Melliosport guidance, and the driver coaching he’s receiving from 2017 World Champion Danny Keirle.

Elinor Morris

Elinor came to us with some very bad habits and initially found things difficult, but by following the Melliosport training with patience & determination she has improved, and will no doubt continue to.

Jade Goodwin

Very pleased to welcome Jade Goodwin to our team We believe that the 19 yr old from Stoke on Trent has huge potential and we cant wait to get started!

Jack Macauley

After 18 months away from regular racing due to University commitments Jack is back to compete in the most competetive class in the UK (Snr X30).

Dan Parker

Dan Parker comes to us with some racing experience having previously raced in MX-5 and Pick-up truck championship. Having now left the army he will have more time to pursue his passion for motorsport in the “Mini Challenge”.

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We have a range of coaching packages to help you develop and hone your skills to the best of your abilities. We focus on all aspects of kart racing and our coaching team has over 60 years of experience between them.


  • Suitable for one event per month + Initial face-2-face assessment + eMail coaching between events + Weekly motivational update
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  • Suitable for two events per month + Initial face-2-face-assessment + eMail coaching between events + Weekly motivational update
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  • Up to four events per month + Personal coaching at race events + Personal coaching between events + Weekly motivational update
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