Asian Formula Renault championship frontrunner Kurt Hill joined Sam Stove and Clinton Maynard on Macquarie Sports Weekend Afternoons to talk about what and when drivers eat and drink on race day, and what happens if they need to go to the bathroom mid-race.
It's here! The first video of the In Bed With Kurt series is out now so check it out below. The way I work on track is that I always strive to be better than last time and I'm taking the same approach with these videos. Each one I put out will be better and better.
This time I take the covers off Dave Diggle from the Smart Mind Institute. He's a high performance mind coach that works with many athletes both Australian and International.
Car #: 96
Team: Asia Racing Team
Best Result : 3rd(x2)
Highest Starting Position : 2nd
Championship Position: 2nd
2013 - Started racing career with karting scoring multiple podium finishes. Raced at club level with North Shore Kart Club and at NSW state championships.
2014 - Continued karting with more podium finishes as well as scoring race wins. 2014 also saw me step up to National level karting as well as continuing at state and club level.
2015 - Continued racing at all levels of karting in Australia with podium finishes and wins. Also completed a successful first test in a racing car with a Formula Ford.
2016 - Competed in the last Skip Barber Championship Series. Success continued with more podium finishes along the way and finished 8th in the championship.
2017 - First year in a proper racing car with downforce in the Formula Masters Asian Series. Collected my first pole position in only my second weekend. Multiple podium finishes also followed. Finished the year competing in the 2017-18 MRF 2000 Challenge.
2018 - Competing in the 2018 Asian Formula Renault Series with Eurasia Motorsport.
2019 - Competing in the 2019 Asian Formula Renault Series with Asia Racing Team. Only driver to finish on podium in all races so far this season.
FUTURE - The sky is the limit really with the future of my racing career. The dream is to compete at the highest level of motorsport in the world, the Formula 1 World Championship. My next career moves, just like my previous ones will be carefully calculated steps that will bring me closer to making this dream a reality.
Born: August 24th 1996
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Resides: Sydney, Australia
Height: 1.78m / 5'10"
Weight: 67kg / 148lbs.
Dream car: Ferrari LaFerrari
Current road vehicle: Nothing or Uber haha!
Favourite music artist: Green Day
Favourite place to visit: London or New York City
Favourite food: Steaks, Pasta, Chocolate YUM!!
Interests: Music and playing guitar, Fitness and Staying Active, Watching and playing sport.
Favourite drivers: Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo, Scott Dixon, Lando Norris
Kurt has built his career in racing with a smart mind and a precise touch. He is recognised around the world for his determination, integrity and finesse behind the wheel.
Kurt is doing things differently to be the pioneer of the way drivers and athletes apply themselves in professional sport.
The way racing drivers and athletes go about their careers needs to change to bring it up to be more futuristic than the arenas they operate in or the equipment they use. Kurt leads a new generation of drivers and athletes who will do just this and shape the way that athletes will go about their careers for years to come.
He aims to do this whilst creating a fun, open, stimulating and extremely professional environment in which I and anyone directly or indirectly involved with me will thrive!
In charge of the business side of Kurt Hill racing is another Kurt. Everyone in Team Kurt brings incredible experience and knowledge in their respective fields and this is no exception. With over 30 years in charge of a successful family business he can help build a reputable and sustainable business side to the Kurt Hill brand.
Kurt operates his business very differently to anything else to keep itself ahead of the game and the big players of the market at bay. This makes him a very valuable asset as he understands the Kurt Hill brand and what we are striving to acheieve.
With many years of experience accomplished decathlete in his younger years, he knows the commitment and dedication required to succeed.
Handling everything on the logistics side and much of the communication is Jodie. Not afraid to voice her ideas and opinions she also is valuable in providing insight into the way we work from a non racing point of view. This has helped massively to ensure that my content is as easy to understand for the casual fan or non-racing fan as it is for the diehard enthusiast.
Jodie also has an established background as a Hairdresser with over 25 years of experience. This helps to add to our ability to communicate and effectively deal with the many different types of people that we come across.
As a Mum of 4 kids less than 6 years apart in age, she also knows how to get what she wants in some of the most trying circumstances.
Born in London, Dave from the Smart Mind Institute is a veteran of the sporting arena with over 35 years competitive and hands on experience.
After representing Great Britain as both a Junior and Senior International Gymnast, Dave channelled his passion into teaching and coaching.
With a background as an elite performance coach, he has turned his attention to the psychological battles both coaches and athletes face today.
With international qualifications in Psychology, Neuro Linguistic Programming and cognitive and behavioural science, Dave has combined his physical training background with his studies in mind coaching, to develop insightful programs helping athletes and coaches excel in any elite sport.
Luke is an exercise physiologist who graduated from University of NSW with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) in 2010. Playing soccer semi-professionally while always having a love of sport, the natural progression for Luke was to continue this passion into his studies of human movement.
Since graduating Luke has continued to grow a sound clinical background with previous experiences working in multi-disciplinary teams alongside specialist and other allied health practitioners.
Former horse rider and forever a motorsports fan Johanna now puts her passion for motorsports into writing articles.
Having grown up around the race track Johanna was hooked from an early age. Hanging around racetracks in England allowed her to form lifelong friendships with drivers who would go on to win INDYCAR Championships and multiple Indianapolis 500 victories.
Having these closed connections allowed her to gain invaluable knowledge of racing that she can now put to good use in her writing.
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