Former McLaren GT factory driver Harry Hayek now offers driver training in Australia.
The highly skilled racer is the founder of RCD Motorsport, a professional driver training and development company.
His racing resume includes several years in the Australian Formula 4 Championship (2019, 2016, 2015); appearances in the 2016 British Formula 4 Championship, 2017 Toyota Racing Series and 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship; as well as racing in the 2021 Pure McLaren GT Series and the 2021 British GT Championship with factory McLaren support.
Although he is based in Sydney, the 24-year-old is able to train drivers of all levels, from novices to track enthusiasts, experienced racers to kart drivers, across the country.
As part of its service offering, RCD Motorsport offers professional driver coaching, driving analysis reports, race weekend support, as well as a finish and drive package with a Lotus Exige.
With a passion for people and cars, as well as extensive motorsport experience, Hayek said the business was a way to give back to the motoring community after his time at McLaren.
“I am grateful that McLaren invited me to an evaluation day and selected me from 18 other drivers to become a works driver,” said Hayek.
“I was with McLaren from 2020 to 2021, racing, coaching and being an ambassador for them.
“Unfortunately, towards the end of last year, the majority of the factory team was laid off, due to COVID, so I went home.”
Hayek hopes to pass on his global motorsport experience to improve driver ability, technique and overall safety at a local level.
“I am now back here full time and have really tried to stay stuck in this coaching business, I have to grow it.
“I attended many automotive events, talked with people, distributed flyers, got exposure in the market and made connections organically.”
Hayek sees Networkcafe as the perfect opportunity to promote his business to a targeted audience.
“It works hand in hand with the motorsport community, obviously a lot of people who are on Speedcafe and Networkcafe, are more likely to be involved in the track, whether they’re driving themselves, whether they have teams , pilots arriving or whether they have companies. .
“So the idea is just to target that demographic and network with the market.”
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