Meet our Silverstone Rally School Team

Sharon Ford  

Sharon is welcoming, friendly and extremely organised which makes her the

perfect Manager for our Rally School. Sharon has over 30 years' experience

in event management and customer service in the motorsport and automotive industry.

Working with teams from karting through to Formula One, from trackside hospitality

to large scale events involving 1000 plus guests, there’s not much Sharon doesn’t

know about events.

Call Sharon for information on corporate events, the Stunt Academy, BARS Licence

and driver training.

Sam Passmore

Sam is our resident Technician, keeping our race prepared Subaru Impreza, Escort MK2 and Nissan Micra cars in top condition. He has been with the Silverstone Rally Team for over 4 years and has become an integral and vital part.

There isn't much Sam doesn't know about our cars and loves nothing more than a chat with fellow enthusiasts in his very busy on-site workshop.

Stuart Ziemelis

Stuart has been racing from the age of 15 in Karts and cars and impressively won the British Kart Championship 3 times. He is an engine tuner and chassis manufacturer. He was instrumental in establishing the Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) and set-up the first gearbox kart school. 


Stuart has worked with most major manufacturers including Ferrari, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Porsche and Mercedes as a driving consultant. He is a a fully qualified ADI and fleet registered driving coach, Lantra and Borda Qualified in 4x4 Driving, HGV and trailer tuition including CPC modules.


Wayne Ward

Wayne began his motorsport career in 1979 on Autograss Racing in many

different classes, until 1984 when he started rallying in a MK1 Escort.

By 1996 he was racing a plethora of different cars including Minis, Toyota

Starlets and Eurocars on oval and long circuits. Continuing his racing career,

in 2010 he began teaching the art of rallying, and then navigating from 2013.

Wayne has been with Silverstone Rally School for the past year, delivering

stunt training, rally techniques and driver dynamics. A great asset to the team,

in great demand.


Simon Clark


"A lucky guy who started his motorsport journey going on a rally experience day, beat the lap record and was offered a job on the day." That was 24 years ago and now works for countless manufacturers.

He is a qualified agricultural engineer, ran a garage for nearly 10 years, and then made the decision to instruct full time.

Simon has competed in select rally events over the years – the Bulldog, Woodpecker, Rockingham and Oakington Challenge. Working across the globe in Sweden, Norway, Poland and Morocco to name a few. His best claim to fame is being Chief Development Driver for the Ariel Nomad.


Alex Mill

Joined Silverstone Rally School aged 13 as a Junior Academy

driver. His first rally was at 14 and he won the “Silverstone

Junior Rally Championship aged 14”.

Having thoroughly proved his worth, he was promoted to an

instructor at just 18. He still rallies in his 1400cc Micra. He has

navigated in the BTRDA and managed a BRC team.

Connor Poole

Connor joined the Rally School back in 2009. He is a qualified BARS S Licenced instructor. He has taught customers of all levels from novices to international rally drivers and stunt actors for film and TV. His true passion lies in teaching the next generation of rally competitors and thoroughly enjoys looking after the Silverstone Youth Rally Academy.

Connor has competed as both co-driver and driver in a wide selection of cars from RWD Turbo Subarus to Silverstone Rally School Hire Cars. He is now competing in his own GC8 97 RA Subaru Impreza. Connor himself said he learned his most essential skills at the school when he attended as a student many years ago!



Tony McGregor

Tony started training as a student in 2015 initially for the

British Stunt Registry.  He completed the precision driving

qualification in FWD, RWD and 4WD and competed in a

number of rallies.


After finishing his training he was inspired to pass on his

knowledge and stayed on as an instructor. He continued

training to develop the skills required for TV/film sets.

Over the last few years, Tony has instructed at the Youth

Academy and on our driver training courses alongside

competing as a co-driver.

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