Hi Everyone! I would firstly like to say how excited I am to be sharing my racing blogs with so many people so a huge thanks to TCF for giving me this opportunity!
For 2011 I have been racing in the Volkswagen Racing Cup in a Mk5 Golf GTi with Slidesports which has given me a brilliant opportunity to be right at the sharp end of the grid and creating a good stepping stone towards my next challenges before hoping to reach the British Touring Car Championship. I was pleased to be carrying on with 2010's sponsor Supagard where they would help me to achieve success this year.
The season started in April at Oulton Park where I scored my first top 10 result in the championship and from then until now I have been consistently in the top 10 having scored 6 out of 10 rounds. These have taken place at Snetterton, Brands Hatch, Zandvoort and Rockingham most recently where a new sponsor joined me – Awesome GTI.
So far I have managed to be the highest qualifying female driver in the history of the championship at Brands Hatch with a 3rd place. Unfortunately the races didn't go as I had hoped but I still loved the track and was positive heading to Zandvoort in Holland. At Zandvoort I scored my first 2nd place finish which I was extremely happy with after leading part of the race only to be bumper to bumper and finally beaten by the current championship leader. I finally got my first podium under my belt and with that came another three history titles… I am now the highest placed female in a Volkswagen Cup race, the first female on the podium in a Volkswagen Cup race and also the youngest driver on the podium in a Volkswagen Cup race! I now have my targets set high and I hope to be challenging for more podium positions and even a race win before the season is over.
I have two rounds left of the championship and I am currently 6th hoping to move up by the end of the year. Donington Park is on the 25th September and Silverstone is on the 8th October so if anyone is around please feel free to pop over and have a chat!
A little bit more information on me is that I am currently at sixth form in Evesham studying 3 A Level subjects and I am also part of the MSA Academy which has been extremely beneficial to me by enabling me to develop my skills for use in the motorsport world. I can usually be found wandering round the BTCC paddocks too so if you ever see me, please say 'Hi' I'm always willing to have a chat.