How old were you when you first started to get interested in cars?
One of the earliest memories I have is as a 4 year old going on a musical roundabout and jumping into the car - and trying to drive it like a maniac!
Are you compared to men a lot?
Yes. Because I'm generally the only woman in the race, it's inevitable as there's no one else to compare me to!
Does it make you
angry that there aren't more women taking up the sport?
No, because it is every individuals choice. There are more and more women coming through now though and I hope that we can encourage others to give it a go.
When did it turn from just a hobby into something more serious and how did you first get started?
After leaving school, I spent several years getting a degree and qualifying as a Solicitor before turning my attention to having some fun! After several years doing track days and non-competition karting, I decided that life was too short and if it was something I really wanted to do, I would have to go for it - I wasn't getting any younger! So, I enrolled on the Silverstone 5 day intensive race school in 2004, got my racing licence and had my first race. I spent several months trying different cars to decide which route I wanted to go (including single seaters) and decided for sports cars. I'm now racing in the AVO Ginetta Championship with Reflex Racing. This year, it's going to be me and 44 men! My ultimate dream is to drive at Le Mans.
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