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Why motorsport's 'intruders' are starting to make a mark
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Why motorsport's 'intruders' are starting to make a mark

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, Autosport Plus Editor

Driver coaches have long suffered from the perception that they offer little of value, but that's beginning to change. James Newbold spoke to some of racing's most respected coaches to find out why

Listening to Warren Hughes speak passionately about his role within McLaren GT's young-driver programme, it's easy to see why he is one of the most respected coaches around.

A veteran of 76 British F3 starts between 1992 and '99 before making a successful transition into the British Touring Car Championship with West Surrey Racing's MGs and then into sportscar racing, 51-year-old Hughes has been coaching drivers for the past 15 years, with McLaren youngster Lewis Proctor and F3 race winner Nikita Troitsky - now four years into their relationship - benefiting from his experience in 2018.

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