Michael always had a passion for motorsport from a young age, with his childhood home backing onto the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit, but it was only when he started his own business and enjoyed a little success in life that he got the opportunity to realise a dream and race.
Based out of Broadstairs, Michael joined Buckmore Park kart circuit in Kent where he quickly shined and won a number of local championships, before enjoying further success in endurance competition with his team being crowned British champions.
Continuing to impress in karts as he qualified the team on pole position in the Sodi world finals, before an entry into the Henry Surtees Foundation charity race saw him post the fastest lap of the day, win his class and finish in second position overall.
In a bid to take his racing to the next level, Michael entered the want2race competition and narrowly missed out on a fully funded race season in the Ginetta GRDC series, but his impressive display led to an offer from W2R Motorsport to compete in GRDC+. It was at this time that Michael met Vince Caldicott, owner of Premier Contract Supplies, who believed in Michael’s talent and provided the full support needed for him to compete. He duly repaid him with a superb seven wins and top five finishes in every race on his way to the title.
With a title under his belt in his first season of car-racing competition, Michael moved to the Ginetta GT4 Supercup for 2018 behind the wheel of a 380 bhp Ginetta G55 GT4, and despite a big step up in competition, he truly excelled once again. Competing in the Am Class against a number of more experienced rivals, Michael was a revelation as he stormed to eleven class victories and eight further podium finishes through the campaign on his way to a superb second title win in two seasons.
Establishing himself as one of the most exciting talents in the TOCA package, Michael caught the eye of Team HARD. Racing and joined them to make his debut in the British Touring Car Championship – the highest profile and most prestigious championship in the UK.
Michael started his BTCC career in stunning fashion with a points finish in the opening race at Brands Hatch. He went on to show strong progression across his maiden campaign in the ultra-competitive series, battling wheel-to-wheel with drivers holding years more BTCC experience. His highlight of the campaign came at Silverstone, as in treacherous conditions he stormed through the field to secure a breakthrough ninth place finish.
With a number of impressive performances under his belt, Michael returns to the BTCC grid in 2020 with multiple race-winning outfit BTC Racing in one of their successful FK8-generation Honda Civic Type R’s.