The principals and associates of Wilson Motorsport bring to each project a wealth of international racing experience and unique perspectives on race track design and construction, event development, facility management, operations, safety and marketing.
ALAN WILSON has worked on all sides of auto racing. He was a national level competitor in car and motorcycle racing, a racing columnist for a national daily newspaper and a team owner prior to his entry into motor sport operations, management and design. He holds bachelor and post-graduate degrees in business administration and commerce.
Experienced in both European and North American spheres of racing, he is one of very few managers to have operated major international events for World Championship Formula One, World Superbike and World Endurance Sports Cars, and for Indy Cars, ALMS, Grand-American, NASCAR, IMSA GTP, SCCA Trans-Am and for International Motorcycle races. He was on the Board of Directors of England's largest track operating company and has operated major events both as facility and event CEO, has been the Race Director of international and national racing series' and was the Chief Steward for a major North American single seater championship. He is a Safety Consultant and Track Safety Inspector for the Sports Car Club of America and sat on the Board of Directors for SCCA Pro-Racing. He was CEO/General Manager for the world renowned Miller Motorsports Park.
Alan Wilson is an Internationally recognized race facility designer and development consultant, who has designed and built 28 race tracks and consulted or designed several others that have been proposed for development.
With extensive experience gained at more than 175 race tracks in 16 countries over a period of 40 years, Alan Wilson brings a unique perspective to the business of motor sport at all levels of the industry. His innovative and cost effective designs, safety development programs and management skills along with his creativity and experience in developing events, race series, corporate programs and promotional opportunities have contributed to the success of many racing programs world-wide.
the 1982 FOCA Award for the best organized Formula One Grand Prix of 1982.
(Brands Hatch Race Circuit in England).
DESIRÉ WILSON was born in South Africa and lived in England before moving to the United States in 1983. Now a naturalized American citizen, she and her husband Alan live in Salt Lake City, Utah.Desiré is one of the world’s most accomplished women race drivers, having raced professionally since 1972. In her long career she has raced more than 120 different race cars in 17 countries. Her career highlights include a British Formula One Championship race win, two World Championship Sports Car endurance race wins, a place in the Tyrrell Formula One Grand Prix team, several top four finishes in World Championship Endurance races and seventh place at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. She competed in eleven races in the IndyCar World Series with a best finish of 10th place and is the only woman ever to hold licenses to race in both the World Formula One Championship and IndyCar World Series. A proven race winner with 24 international victories, 16 second places, 43 third places and 17 track records.
Desiré has earned many accolades, including the South African Formula Ford National Championship, South African Sportswoman of the Year and the prestigious London Observer Sports Personality Award. She has a Grandstand named after her at Brands Hatch Race Track in England.
Throughout her racing career Desiré has maintained a variety of other promotional and commercial positions. A graduate of Damelin Business College, she was the Financial Controller for the Columbus 500 and the Denver Grand Prix. She is an accomplished public speaker whose long and varied international race career provides interesting and entertaining subject matter for her presentations. She has worked with the Prime Network and Speedvision as a television broadcaster and on various radio race programs. For over 14 years, she was a member of the PPG Pace Car Team promoting IndyCar races. She has driven the pace car for the USRRC, FIA, and SCCA Pro Racing.
Desiré worked for the Brands Hatch Racing School in England from 1978 to 1982 as the Administrator. The school, with a fleet of over 60 vehicles, catered to corporate customers, the general public and potential race drivers. The school operated 4-6 days per week, 52 weeks a year.
Desiré has undertaken extensive work with auto manufacturers as an automotive dynamics consultant and driving instructor for whom she has been a program manager, facilitator, and driving instructor for many programs. She has conducted car and truck comparison tests for industrial television, driven for television advertisements and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Now largely retired from racing (although she competes in events such as the famous Goodwood Revival) she is a partner with husband Alan Wilson, in their international racetrack design and promotions company.
WILSON MOTORSPORT ASSOCIATES Thanks to many years of world wide activity in many different aspects of auto sport, Wilson Motorsport has developed an extensive range of associates who are able to provide supporting expertise to any WilsonDesign project. Associates include experts in the fields of auto racing law, insurance, ticketing, registration, timing and scoring, marketing, engineering, architecture and construction.
Wilson Motorsport draws on many years of international race experience to provide clients with a comprehensive range of services.
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