UK: New all-female series announced

Britain's First All-Female Motor Racing Championship Races To The Grid in May Formula Woman, the Britain's first-ever motor racing championship for women kicks off in May this year with its debut at Mallory Park race circuit in Leicestershire....

Britain's First All-Female Motor Racing Championship Races To The Grid in May

Formula Woman, the Britain's first-ever motor racing championship for women kicks off in May this year with its debut at Mallory Park race circuit in Leicestershire. The grid of sixteen race prepared Mazda RX-8's will be driven by female racing drivers who have earned a place in a reality-style competition.

From an initial entry of 10,000 applications, a series of elimination processes with assessment days reduced the initial entry field from 10,000 to 2,400, then to 50 finalists before the final selection of the 16-place grid.

The Formula Woman championship will be a 10-race series, televised by ITV for the new ITV1 Speed Sunday programmes on Sunday afternoons. The series schedule with race dates is:

<pre> 23 May Mallory Park Race 1 31 May Snetterton Races 2 and 3 12 June Oulton Park Races 4 and 5 27 June Knockhill Races 6 and 7 4 July Cadwell Park Races 8 and 9 25 July Brands Hatch Race 10

</pre> This new championship is set to change the face of motorsport as the Formula Woman drivers enter the male dominated environment of competition motor racing. From a jet pilot instructress to equine sports trainer, pole dancer to make-up artist none of the fifty finalists had any previous racing experience and all are determined to prove themselves on the track.

The organising club for the series is the BARC, with a number of the race events being hosted by the BRSCC. To keep up-to-date with Formula Woman, log on at www.formulawoman.com

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