Rapid Motor Sport - Maranello South West

Technician Profiles

Below are the profiles for the technicians.

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Name: Ian batstone.
Age: 45.


  • Ian is the Rapid Motorsport team owner and has been involved in motorsport for over 20 years. His racing career started back in 1981 with motorcross for 3 years. Following this he proceeded on to race 1000cc National Grass Side Cars of which he went on to win the South West championship and came 3rd in the British championship with side car passenger Jason Newport. After a break for a couple of years Ian started to race short circuit throughout the South West, he achieved a lot of championship wins as a star grade driver for many years. In 2002 Ian was involved with Colin White, Ian painted and pit crewed Colin's Ascar at Rockingham motor speed way. When working within the CWS team, Colin achieved a respectable 2nd in the championship at Rockingham after a high speed crash at 180 mph in the last round. Ian then got involved with karting which he has been involved with for the last 6 years. Ian had raced NKRA for 2 years when a big crash at Forestedge bought an abrupt end to his driving. From this point on Ian mechaniced for Gemma and then proceeded on to set up Rapid Motorsport, where we are today.
  • Ian is very much a family man, and in recent years Ian and Amanda (his wife) have become qualified and registered foster careers, of which both Ian and Amanda find very rewarding. Their interests away from karting include travelling the world and learning about diffrent cultures. For Ian in particular, he enjoys Scuba Diving with young Steven Andrews.
  • Ian supported his daughter wih her championship win in 2011
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Name: Stephen Andrews.
Age: 21.


  • Stephen Andrews in roughly six months will be a fully trained mechanic. Stephen is currently doing courses in Scuba Diving and generally enjoys out door activitys such as skiing, jet bikes and anything that involves spped to give him a buzz. 2009 should be promising with Stephen Andrews racing in Senior Max.
  • 2005: NKRA Nationally seated number 3 Junior Blue
  • 2006: NKRA Nationally seated number 1 in Junior Blue
  • 2007: NKRA Nationally seated number 6 in Senior Blue
  • 2008: NKRA Nationally seated number 1 in Senior Blue
  • 2008: Matthew Percy trophy winner
  • Stephen also raced KF1 at Super 1 level in the begining of 2008.
  • These are just some of Stephens result's.
  • Stephen competed in the Forest Edge Championship in 2010 &2011
  • 2011 & 2012 Stephen is one of out finest Team Driver Technitions.
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Name: Matt Issacs.
Age: 18.


  • Matt Joined Rapid Motorsport in 2010
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Name: Jem Tidball.
Age: Far to Old to Display! .


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