He's probably the least recognisable of the most significant figures in British motorsport of the past decade. The philanthropy of Graham Sharp, a wiry, bespectacled 58-year-old Lancastrian, has taken seven talented-but-underfunded young Britons to professional racing careers (six on four wheels, one on two), and has aided countless more.
He's always stayed in the background, rarely attending races - except to watch his stepson, reigning Blancpain GT Sprint champion Stuart Leonard - yet without him the UK racing landscape would look vastly different.
Sharp was the money man behind the Racing Steps Foundation, which was managed from its inception in late 2007 to its close at the end of '17 by Derek Walters, a genial chap in his mid-seventies from a marketing and promotion background in the sport. Walters was always the public face of the RSF, the 'Uncle Derek' to a host of young charges.