YOUNG RACER SARAH MOORE AWARDED CLUB DRIVER OF THE YEAR Sixteen-year-old racing driver Sarah Moore was awarded the British Club Driver of the Year award at the highly-prestigious Autosport Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on 6...
YOUNG RACER SARAH MOORE AWARDED CLUB DRIVER OF THE YEAR
Sixteen-year-old racing driver Sarah Moore was awarded the British Club Driver of the Year award at the highly-prestigious Autosport Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on 6 December 2009. Moore was in good company, as Formula One Champion Jenson Button, World Rally Championship driver Mikko Hirvonen and British Touring Car Champion Colin Turkington all received accolades at the event.
Earlier this year, Moore secured the 2009 Ginetta Junior Championship title to become the first-ever female to win a mixed-sex motor racing championship at national level. The North Yorkshire driver raced to five victories during the Ginetta Junior season, which supported the prestigious British Touring Car Championship at tracks across the country, including the world-famous Silverstone circuit.
As one of a host of youngsters looking to excel in the sport, Moore will be kicking off the 2010 season on the Autosport Stage at Europe's largest motorsport show, Autosport International, on 14-17 January. She will visit the Birmingham-based event to reflect on her breakthrough season and aspirations for the future, as well as giving advice to other young drivers that want to get into the sport.
Also providing information to aspiring drivers will be the Motor Sport Association's (MSA) Go Motorsport initiative, which will hold a special 'Under 17 Motorsport' exhibit at the show. The Go Motorsport stand will provide information on a range of racing disciplines that enable young drivers to take to the wheel well before they are legally allowed to drive on British roads. Different entry routes to the sport include Ginetta Juniors, SaxMax and Formula Renault UK, as well as karting, junior rallying, autotesting and drag racing.
"I started out racing karts, which you can do from about six or seven years old," said Moore. "It's really easy to get into as you can hire karts until you get used to it and before committing to buy one. Having this sort of advice available at Autosport International will be really helpful to other young people who want to start racing."
Not only will information on the Ginetta Junior Championship that Moore contested in be available, but the car that she will compete in next year, the new Zetec-powered G40, will be launched at Autosport International.