About the Team Principal - James Russell

 

James started karting in early 2001, winning multiple races and  championships as a teenager. He moved on to single seaters, saloon cars and rallying up until 2010 when a lack of funds caused him to stop. But racing is in his blood, hence the birth of Stratos Motorsports in 2010. During his racing years, and since, he has worked with many teams involved in Rallying, Formula Cars, Circuit Cars, Simulator Racing and Karting.

Join the Team

 

We present a professional image and prepare our race karts with the utmost attention to professionalism and detail. The Stratos team has a cooperative atmosphere where all our drivers and team personnel work together to achieve a common goal. You don’t have to take our word for it – come and see for yourself! Visit our workshop or meet us at the track. Just give us a call or drop us an email to find out when we’re available.

We're not just about Karts

We also have Circuit Cars for rent, offer Sim training at our workshop and run an e-racing team.

One of our e-racing cars in team colours
Two of our in-house simulators

Meet Our Coaches

James Russell started karting in early 2001, winning multiple races and a championship in 2003. He moved on to single seaters, saloon cars and rallying up until 2010 when he started Stratos. During his racing years, and since, he has worked with many teams involved in Rallying, Formula Cars, Circuit Cars, Simulator Racing and Karting.

Daniel Woodroof is an accomplished Malaysian race car and kart driver. He started in karting where he took numerous wins together with Stratos Motorsports in the Rotax Max Challenge and Asian Kart Open Championship. In 2013 he raced in the Meritus Asia Cup in Formula BMW single-seaters taking many wins, coming 3rd in the final championship standings, and first in the Malaysian championship.

Timothy Yeo is an experienced Malaysian racing driver who started driving at the age of 6 and has competed in karting, GT cars, drifting and single seater races all over Asia. Timothy has driver coached for leading karting teams in South East Asia since 2016 and has won multiple Malaysian Karting Championship titles, including race wins and podiums in the Rotax Asia Max Challenge and Asian Karting Open Championship.

Chia Wing Hoong is a Malaysian race car driver who has raced internationally for over a decade. Over his career, Wing has competed at the top levels of motorsports, which includes British F3, Formula Renault NEC & Japanese F4. Wing also had an extensive karting career in Europe & Asia. In 2017, Wing raced his first full season of karting in Asia under Stratos Motorsports where he won the Southeast Asian Championship in X30 Super Shifter.

Naquib Azlan is our lead simulator trainer. He has extensive experience in simulator racing and is well-known and respected in his field. He is also a go-kart and circuit car driver.

Client Testimonials

I started my karting journey with Stratos back in January 2018. Having no experience at all, I had no idea what was to come. My coach at the time was James Russell and he taught me everything about kart driving from A-Z.
Ariff Azmi
I’ve learned everything that I know now in racing because of  Stratos. In just a few days on one of their courses, I learned more than I ever did driving alone.I've now progressed to GT4 in Europe
Romain Leroux
Stratos has taught me a lot of lessons starting from the basic till the advanced. I came to Stratos without any experience, I did not even know how to brake properly. Two years after my first session with them I was able to become Asian champion!
Raka Mulya
I started racing with Stratos Motorsports in 2011 as a complete rookie but took a couple of years break while studying overseas. I'm delighted to be back in Malaysia and racing with them again. There is such a great team spirit!
Daniel Martin
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