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Rockingham’s Star Girl

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Andy Rowe and Cat Lund (Photo Credit: Bert Verstraete - BV Rally Pics)

Andy Rowe and Cat Lund (Photo Credit: Bert Verstraete - BV Rally Pics)

 

Head of Operations at Rockingham Motor Speedway, Cat Lund, has been nominated for the British Women Racing Drivers' Club (BWRDC) Gold Star Club award for the second year running.  Cat, who won the prestigious award last year after her double rally championship winning campaign in 2010 will be up against fellow BWRDC members Sarah Franklin, Lorraine Gathercole, Gail Hill, Jo Hodgson and Louise Inch for the coveted prize.

Along with Driver Andy Rowe in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III, Cat took both the Flanders International Rally Challenge (FIRC) and BWRDC Rally Co-Driver champion in 2010 and retained the FIRC title for the second year running in 2011. This year the pair and their crew hope to make it three in a row as they enter a new Evo III, having retired the previous one after 24 events with it, starting at the ORC Canal Rally in Oostrozebeke, West Flanders in May.

Cat who joined the team at Rockingham in 2007 said; “winning the award last year was a real surprise and it was extremely gratifying to see rallying recognized in this way. As the Goldstars Club Award winner, the BWRDC were a great source of advice and inspiration throughout 2011.” She then continued, “It would be fantastic to win for a second time, especially in such an important year for the BWRDC but there are some other extremely deserving members nominated for the award, so I do not expect to win.”

Andy Rowe and Cat Lund (Photo Credit: www.rallyfreaks.be)

Andy Rowe and Cat Lund celebrate their 2011 FIRC triumph

 

John Surtees OBE, the only man to win World Championships on both two wheels and four will be presenting the award during a ceremony that will take place on Friday January 13 at the Autosport International Show. The presentation will commence at 11am on the Motor Sport Association (MSA) stand where visitors are welcome to attend.

The GoldStars are the BWRDC's way of bringing the attention to talent within motorsport and help the winners to promote and progress their careers. The winner will receive a generous package of sponsors products, special BWRDC Goldstars stickers for their competition car, a dedicated webpage at www.bwrdc-goldstars.co.uk to help attract potential sponsors and mentoring from international dual sportswoman and broadcaster Liz Halliday who added, “I have been very impressed with how well Cat has done in 2011. She has clearly embraced her GoldStar status as she and her rally driver partner have successfully taken the FIRC championship for another year running! It's fantastic to see so many of the GoldStars winners continue to have great success, and that says to me this award helps to inspire these women to work even harder to achieve their goals.”

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