Working The Wheel
One of the most popular Motorsport Championships in the UK is the British Touring Car Championship.
When you look at the attendance at the race track for the events and the television figures the British Touring Car Championship, BTCC, eclipse most others.
Supporting the BTCC is another Championship, the Ginetta Junior Championship. This championship is aimed at drivers aged 14-17years and the racing provides all the excitement the BTCC wishes it could produce! Wheel to wheel non-stop action from lights to flag.
I’m confident 90% of the audience enjoy this championship more than the BTCC. The Ginetta Junior Championship is brimming with motorsport talent; one such talent is female racer, and Brentwood and Lakeside Karting racer, Emily Linscott.
Fresh from a very soggy Donnington Park we had a chat with Emily and asked a few questions:
“I love motorsport; I went to Lakeside Karting with my dad for some fun and really enjoyed it. I was told Brentwood Karting coach young drivers in their Development Club so I went along, that was in January 2016 and since then I have kept progressing really well.”
Emily comes from a motorsport background as dad Mark was a racer on two wheels, a little more boring than four wheels but racing is racing!
“I don’t really have a driver who inspires me, I guess that role falls to my dad, he introduced me to karting and motorsport in general. I have very supportive parents which is great, they support me in everything I do, as parents do”
Emily only started karting in 2016 and certainty isn’t hanging around, she has already won the Henry Surtees Teen Racer of the Year for 2017. She has since been scouted and joined Arden Motorsport’s Young Racing Driver Academy.
“I would love to have a career in motorsport and I’m determined to succeed. In the next five years I would love to be racing in the World Endurance Championship and of course, I would love to race in the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. My dream goal would be to a professional racing driver. Whichever path I chose I see many different opportunities. I would love to race in LMP cars and maybe test Formula cars; I think that will help me decide which path to choose”
The future looks bright for Emily; we’re all looking forward to see what the future brings.