Race track star Leeds student wins first class degree

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A HIGH speed student swapped his driving suit and helmet for a cap and gown after graduating with a first class honours degree from Leeds Beckett University.

Max Coates, 22, has spent the last three years studying BA (Hons) Sport Marketing at Leeds Beckett as well as competing in the Renault UK Clio Cup series.

Max recently enjoyed success on the race track as he claimed his maiden win in the Renault UK Clio Cup with victory at the Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire.

He said: “The Sport Marketing course has been invaluable in terms of my racing career, as I’ve been able to put the degree into practice.”

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