Biography

Richard Morris is a British racing driver currently racing for Spire Sports Cars in their latest GT3s sports prototype.

Richard’s racing career began in 2004 in Junior TKM karting, before progressing through Senior TKM from 2007, and in 2011 he moved into the supremely fast 250-gearbox class, establishing himself as one of the leading drivers at British Championship level. This culminated in him taking 2nd in the English Championship and 3rd in the British Open Championship for 250-gearbox karts in 2016.

Richard stepped up into car racing in 2017, entering the competitive Formula Ford 1600 single-seater category at Castle Combe circuit. For this season Richard drove for the Swift Cooper team in their 1992 Swift SC92 chassis, racing in Class B. Richard announced himself immediately, qualifying on pole position for his very first car race. A podium finish followed at his second meeting, and he took his first win at only his third meeting, which was also the first time he had driven the car in wet conditions. 8 pole positions and 4 wins from just 9 races followed in a successful season.

In 2018 Richard continued to rise, joining the BRSCC Formula Ford 1600 National Championship with Swift Cooper. Richard took 2nd place in his class in the National Championship, again with 4 wins.

Richard first tested a sports prototype car with Spire Sports Cars at Donington Park in November 2018. After an impressive test, Richard was offered the opportunity to race the team’s latest GT3s prototype in the RGB Sports 1000 Championship for the 2019 season.

Alongside his racing, Richard has achieved B.A., MPhil, and PhD degrees in history from the University of Cambridge. While there he was honoured to be awarded only the second ever Cambridge Full Blue for motorsport (following in the steps of current Formula E driver Oliver Turvey) as a result of his record-breaking success for the University in the British Universities Karting Championship.

He has also represented England and Great Britain at senior international level in the Olympic sport of fencing, for which he again holds a Cambridge Blue. Having first taken up the sport aged 9, Richard went on to win the Five Nations Championship three times for England and the British Universities Championship four times for Cambridge before switching his full focus to racing.

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