27-year-old racing driver Jessica Hawkins has announced she will join the TCR UK campaign for the full season. Hawkins will be in a Cupra TCR racing for the FastR team, run by Area Motorsport. She becomes the first female driver to enter the series since Jessica Bäckman in 2018.
After claiming second place in the 2017 MINI Challenger, Hawkins will be racing alongside teammate Jamie Tonks who finished third in Milltek Sport Civic Cup Championship in 2021.
During her racing career, Hawkins has had five race wins, three pole positions and thirteen podiums. As well as being well-known on the motorsport circuit, the Brit has featured in films’ ‘Fast and Furious’ and ‘No Time To Die’ as a stunt driver.
The 27-year-old competed in the all-female championship W Series during its inaugural season in 2019 where she drove for Hitech GP and returned in 2021 with Racing X. In addition to racing in the TCR Cup, we will see Hawkins in Miami at the Miami International Autodrome for W Series’ third season opener in May, as she joins racing team Click2Drive Bristol Street Motors Racing.
“This is such an awesome moment for me,” Hawkins explained.
“I’ve been trying to make a high-level Touring Car championship campaign come together for many years. I’m super excited to be doing it in what has quickly proved itself to be a fantastic formula in TCR UK”
“I’m aiming high, obviously, but there’s some serious talent on the grid this year, so I’m going to work my socks off to do everyone proud.”