Female racing driver competing in championship

Female racing driver competing in championship

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Nicola Hine

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Female racing driver competing in championship

A feisty female racing driver is giving the boys a run for their money in a motorsport competition.

Racing instructor Jade Edwards is battling it out in the Ma5da MX5 Championship 2012, which sees her compete at race tracks across the country.

 

The 22-year-old from Maidenhead made a positive start in the first round at Silverstone last month.

 

"I got a fifth and a third - a podium finish," she said.

Despite a broken gearbox she then finished 8th and 12th in round two.

More than 100 other drivers are taking part in the championship and only three are female.

Jade is the only girl to have ever scored a podium finish and is more than capable of holding her own against the boys.

"I'm known as quite a fiesty girl and quite independent," she said.

Her sister Chloe, 23, also races and the siblings are thought to be the only sisters competing at their level in Europe, although Chloe is not racing this year due to funding issues.

Read more about Jade in this week's Advertiser.

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