Originally when I was asked to write a column for Racing.GT I was a bit hesitant as I was struggling to find partners to support me with my new path in the British GT Championship. Fortunately with lots of support from my parents we have managed to find a way to go racing this year which I’m very excited about!
I started Karting aged 9 at a few South West clubs and I raced solidly around the country in the following years before moving into the 750MC Saxmax championship aged 14 where I cut my teeth at the leading UK race circuits.
I moved into senior level car racing in 2010 with a part season in the Volkswagen Racing Cup and then a full season in 2011 where I raced to my first podium at Zandvoort. Joining the British GT Championship in 2012 was a change of direction for me but the endurance racing suited my smooth driving style and I enjoyed knowing I didn’t have to go flat out into every corner for 20 laps! Consistency was what earned me 2nd place in the GT4 standings in the Century Motorsport Ginetta G50 last season and I hope it’ll help me again in the car I’m signing a deal to race this season.
I’m also looking forward to extending the connection I have with the British Women’s Racing Drivers Club throughout the season after winning the Elite GoldStars Award in January. I am mentored this season by Williams F1 development driver Susie Wolff and have had the opportunity to do some driving on the BBC TV programme Flog It! which will air in the Summer.