Meet the young women representing the UK in the FIA Girls on Track Karting Challenge at Le Mans this weekend (8-10 March).
Ellie-Anna McFall, Jemima (Jem) Hepworth and Louisa Bell were selected from 130 young women who took part in the Girls on Track event at Silverstone in October, organised by Dare to be Different and Motorsport UK.
The girls will compete for the chance to be among six drivers selected for a European Team that will attend FIA Driver Training Camps, where they will be supported by the FIA through a sporting and educational programme.
Ellie-Anna,16 and from Ballycastle, holds a Kart National B competition licence and is studying at Cross & Passion College. She has experience of competing on short circuits and has won multiple races at different venues around Northern Ireland.
Jem, 18 from Chulmleigh, started karting at the age of 11 and holds a Kart Nat A competition licence. Jem competed in the 2018 British Senior Rotax Championship and is studying engineering at Petroc.
Louisa Bell, 17 from Tattenhoe near Milton Keynes, is a karting rookie. She has driven rental karts and arrive and drives but never held a competition licence. Louisa is a student at Shenley Brook End School and often goes to spectate at motorsport events at Silverstone.
Good luck Team UK!
Image: (L-R) Louisa, Ellie-Anna and Jem.
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