Jonathan Palmer - Motorsport Maestro

Jonathan Palmer is Chief Executive of the MSV Group which, in addition to Bedford Autodrome and PalmerSport, owns and operates the Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park and Snetterton race circuits. MSV's businesses include running the British Superbike and BRDC British F3 championships. MSV is a private company owned by Jonathan and Sir Peter Ogden.

After a brief career as a doctor, Jonathan moved full time to pursue his race driving passion in 1981 when he won the British F3 title and then two years later the European F2 championship. Six years of F1 followed, mainly with Tyrrell, together with a long career in world sportscar racing with Porsche, achieving several international wins and a second at Le Mans. On retiring from race driving in 1991 Jonathan focussed on his business ambitions, whilst also joining the BBC F1 commentary team for six years, partnering Murray Walker.

Jonathan's sons have carried on in his tyre tracks and forged their own successful careers. 2014 GP2 Champion Jolyon raced in F1 for Renault, and is now a BBC F1 commentator and columnist. Younger brother Will was the 2015 BRDC F4 Champion and the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner in 2015, and runner-up in the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup.

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