Bio

Steve switched to motosport as a second career and made an immediate impact. He has competed in over 70 races in the last four years, with a 50% podium finish rate, and is an ARDS ‘A Grade’ Instructor.

Prior to his motorsport career, he was a commissioned officer in the Royal Marines for seventeen years, where he served in all the Commando Units and deployed all over the world, including operational tours to Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan, before his career was cut short.

Whilst in command of 175 marines on his second operational tour to Afghanistan in 2011, during an extremely hostile period in Helmand Province, his leadership and management skills were fully tested in the most dire of situations. Whilst operating in an area that at the time was considered to be the most dangerous square mile on Earth, he was very seriously injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which put him in a coma for three weeks and physical rehabilitation for over two years.

Whilst in rehab he soon realised that his military career was over and, faced with great adversity, he turned his passion for cycling into a business and established a custom carbon bike building company – LIOS Bikes (abbreviated from the names of his children, Lily & Oscar).

As he could no longer compete on two wheels, and being a petrol head from a young age, he gravitated towards four wheels and an engine. After being introduced to Mission Motorsport in 2013, Steve soon found himself involved with the forces’ motorsport charity whilst in its infancy and at the beginning of 2014 he was selected to race in the 2014 Caterham Academy.

 

In what is one of the most completive single-make motorsport series in the country, he placed forth overall at the end of the season and his taste for motorsport was firmly set. Over four years Steve progressed up the Caterham ladder, notching up multiple wins and championship podium finishes. He has over twenty five podiums in four years, in addition to his team winning their class at the Race of Remembrance twice.

In 2017 Steve had a 70% podium finish rate in the Caterham 310R Championships and in 2018 he translated that success to British GT, where he is racing a Jaguar F Type SVR GT4 in British GT for the Invictus Games Racing Team.  With the ambition to continue competing at the highest levels, he continues to build upon his motorsport career in order to enhance his experience as a talented racing driver, coach and instructor.

Steve is also a polished inspirational speaker, where he highlights his experience in leadership & management whilst serving in the marines and setting up in business, his adversity in overcoming life-changing injuries and his passion for motorsport.

Outside of motorsport, Steve spends most of his time driving his kids to their numerous clubs & activities! His remaining time is spent with his girlfriend Hayley, where she also tries to keep him fit and healthy, as she is a Health & Wellbeing Coach.

Live to Race

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Stats

Name: Steve McCulley

Height: 180cm

Weight: 77kg

Lives: Hampshire

Race Licence: International C

ARDS Instructor Licence: Grade A

Race Team: Invictus Games Racing

Motorsport Class: British GT4

Race Car Number: #44

Joint Favourite UK Circuit: Donington Park & Oulton Park

Favourite International Circuit:  Spa Francorchamps

Racing Highlight: At the Oulton Park race weekend in August 2017 I secured pole position, a win, a 2nd place, the two fastest laps and the lap record whilst racing in the Caterham 310R Championships. I missed out on both wins as the race was cut short due to the air ambulance flying in!

 

Racing History

2018

British GT4

Rockingham 24hr C1 Endurance Race

2017

Caterham 310R Championships - 3rd

Race of Remembrance - 5th in Class

Awarded ARDS Grade A Instructor Qualification

2016

Caterham 270R Championships - 3rd

Race of Remembrance - 1st in Class

2015

Caterham Roadsport Championships - 5th

Lotus Cup - Select Races

Race of Remembrance - 2nd in Class

2014

Caterham Academy Championships - 4th

Race of Remembrance - 1st in Class

 

Race to Live

 
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