Surrey based 23 year old Anna Walewska has confirmed that she is to join Alan Blencowe Racing for the 2010 VW Cup Championship, and Alan plans to guide her into the BTCC by 2012. The Golf GTi which Anna will race in the 2010 season is the car which Porsche Carrera Cup GB Racer Tony Gilham won the title in, back in 2007.
Anna commented “I’m hoping that this year will be very successful. It’s the same car and with Blencowe running it, with his wealth of knowledge and experience, I really hope that it’s going to be successful. My long-term plan is to do well in VW Cup, maybe tackle the Renault Clio series next year and then BTCC the year after.”
Anna made her debut in the series in 2009 and as the season progressed, the results improved, and at the season finale, top six finishes were achieved. “It was very much a learning year for me. In terms of sprint racing and front-wheel-drive, it took me a while to get my head into gear; towards the end of the year it wasn’t so much of a problem.”
Anna started off her career in Karts at the age of 10 before gaining her racing licence at the age of 14, and thus becoming the youngest ever female holder of a UK racing licence when she started off in the T-Cars Championship. Anna is backed by Spacars.co.uk and Nitron and races in support for Scope, the Cerebral Palsy charity.
Alan Blencowe has confirmed that his team will run two or three cars in the Championship this year, and that Anna is driver signing number one. Alan said “Anna is our first signed driver, and we hope to sign at least one other. Team-mates push each other on a bit and it’s the best way to make progress in a championship. Anna got on well in 2009 and hopefully we can build on her experience and progress a bit and have a good, successful season.”