Milner ready for FIA Rally Star Women’s Final
Katie Milner will represent the UK at the Women’s Final of the FIA Rally Star global talent detection programme at the purposely built and challenging Ronex Park in Lima, Peru on 22 February 2023.
FIA Rally Star is a worldwide detection programme that will take the best undiscovered talent from around the globe from rallying at home to the FIA World Rally Championship – with the ultimate prize of a seat in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship.
A series of Rally at Home challenges led to National Finals, followed by Continental Finals. Britain’s Milner shared the spoils with Sweden’s Maja Hallen Fellenius at the European Continental Final in Estering, Germany in January 2022 to advance to February’s Final.
Europe’s top female performers, Milner and Fellenius, will join the Middle East’s female winner Farah Zakaria (Jordan), Africa’s fastest female driver Kristie Ellis (South African), Asia-Pacific’s Pragathi Gowda (India) and a to be decided American representative in the Final.
One year on from successfully qualifying, Milner is ready and prepared for the challenge, “I’m really looking forward to heading out to Peru in February for the World Finals, it’s been a long wait and a big build up.
“Preparations are going well, just one last push to make sure I’m fully ready. It’s been a very different driving style compared to circuit racing, but I’ve loved the challenge! A huge thank you to Motorsport UK and my family for the support.”
Victory in Peru would secure Milner a fully tailored package to compete in the FIA Junior WRC in 2024. To help prepare for competition, the prize also includes an extensive Training Camp with M-Sport-Poland before participation in six European Rallies at FIA ERT and ERC level. This would culminate in a training camp at the end of 2023 with a final ahead of the 2024 WRC.
Find out more about FIA Rally Star at https://fiarallystar.com/.