Dare to be Different
Women in Motorsport
“Currently only five per cent of Motorsport UK competition licence holders are female but we’re committed to redressing the balance, and Girls on Track offers a great opportunity to introduce 120 young women to the sport. We’re pleased to be working with Dare to be Different to remove barriers to entry and inspire the next generation, whether that’s on track or within surrounding STEM activities.”
David Richards, Motorsport UK Chairman
Motorsport is one of the few sporting activities in which men and women can compete alongside each other on an equal footing, yet as they currently make up only five per cent of registered licence holders, women are hugely under-represented among competitors.
Nonetheless, there are thousands of women actively involved in British motor sport, organising events, running clubs and associations, timekeeping, marshalling and fulfilling a host of other support roles without which the sport itself could not function.
Dare To Be Different
British Women Racing Drivers Club
The BWRDC was founded in 1962 by Mary Wheeler MBE, who aimed to encourage and promote women in all forms of motor sport. Membership of the Club allows women to tap into its wealth of experience, in addition to carrying numerous other benefits. For further information visit www.bwrdc.co.uk.