A group of girls got a taste of racing at a karting event yesterday (August 18) in Gravity, Wandsworth.
The event, organized by the Girls on Track initiative, brought together female running stars Jamie Chadwick and Emma Gilmour and underprivileged girls from London’s AAA area (Ambition Aspire Achieve).
Judy Murray, a sponsor of encouraging more women in the sport, oversaw the series of lectures and challenges, intended to inspire the group of potential athletes.
A total of 24 young women – aged 10 to 14 – were invited to participate in both their online groups and local community programs to give aspiring young girls a glimpse into the world of motorsport and inspire them. to get involved in an industry traditionally dominated by men.
Jamie Chadwick, Driver, Veloce Racing said: âIt has been a brilliant day to educate women in motorsport. These young girls have a bright future ahead of them and I hope we were able to inspire some of them to s ‘get involved in our industry.
The event was organized by the Extreme E and W Series Veloce Racing team, in collaboration with Girls on Track.
It was hosted by Gravity in Southside Shopping Center – a new entertainment venue featuring darts, bowling, and electric go-karting. experiences.
The place has been divided into three sections; a pit stop challenge with Mariella Bailey on site to talk about her experience as the manager of the Veloce Racing W Series team, a Batak reaction game with Emma Gilmour discussing her international rally experience as well as the challenge to coming from Extreme E, and finally from karting itself with Jamie Chadwick providing the action on the track.
The W Series championship leader completed demo laps throughout the day before taking the fastest young rider in each session for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – sharing the track with Chadwick.
The day ended with Chadwick and Gilmour competing in all-electric karts, followed by a presentation of trophies for the fastest drivers of the day and the winners of the Batak challenges and pit stops.
Emma Gilmour, Driver, Veloce Racing commented: âWe had a lot of fun today on all the different challenges we have set up for the girls. Veloce Racing and Girls on Track put on a fantastic event and it’s always great to be able to spread the word about women in motorsport – it was great to see how excited these kids are about racing .