MEET THE TEAM

Michael Wakefield

Founder

Michael started go karting at the age of eight. By the age of 14 he became a works driver for a leading go kart manufacturer, competing in a number of World and European championships. In 1989 Michael won the Spanish go kart Championship. Michael moved to the UK single seater Formula Vauxhall series in 1991, competing in the Junior and Senior series of the Formula. Since his motorsports days Michael has successfully directed a number of businesses, managing millions of pound budgets, but always with a desire to return to the Motorsports world.

Professor Joanna Wakefield-Scurr

Adviser

Joanna undertook her PhD in Sport Biomechanics and is now head of Biomechanics at the University of Portsmouth, home to the leading laboratory in the UK. Joanna has devoted her career to optimising Biomechanics in Sport. Jo played roller hockey for England in the 90's. 

Julian Wakefield

Head of Bike Racing

Julian has 40 years' experience with motorcycles and motorcycle racing. He had a successful career in the city whilst continuing with his passion of motorcycles  and racing. He currently spends his downtime offroad motorbiking internationally in places like Baja California, Mexico and the Western Sahara and is a scrutineer with the British Superbike Series in the UK.

Dr Chris Mills

External Adviser

Chris obtained his PhD in computer simulation modelling of sport. He is now a Principal Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and has provided Sports Science support to numerous athletes over the years. Chris is a keen sportsman himself and recently competed at the World Masters Championship where he won a Silver medal for Pole Vault!

Mike Farley

Head of Software Development

Mike has over 17 years experience developing data driven application for the public and private sectors. Working with Motorsport Biomechanics has been the perfect way to mix his IT skills with his passion for motorsport. Mike’s sporting credentials are limited to the PlayStation, although he does enjoy cycling.  

Dr Nicola Brown

Marketing and Communications

Nikki graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Science in 2005 before completing a PhD in 2010.  Although she has never reached the sporting prowess of her Motorsports Biomechanics colleagues, she channeled her inner Sporty Spice in 2016 to run 70 miles from Portsmouth to London (she won't be doing it again!).

Hampshire, UK

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