Girls in pole position at Discover Your Drive Day

In February Half Term TeamSport Leeds, an indoor karting track on South Accommodation Road, will host a Discover Your Drive Day: a fun and engaging first experience of karting for girls aged 8-12 years.

Discover Your Drive Karting UK is a national programme acting as a gateway to motorsport, making young girls more aware of the opportunities available and removing the barriers that often inhibit them from competing. It is supported by Formula 1 Academy, the all-female racing series established by Formula 1, managed by ex-F1 driver Susie Wolff.

Discover Your Drive Days will be delivered by skilled TeamSport Chief Instructors, trained by Motorsport UK, the national governing body for motorsport in the UK. The day aims to leave girls feeling confident in a kart and wanting to continue. Girls need no previous experience of karting or motorsport to participate and will be supported throughout the day by the Instructors and TeamSport staff.

If any girls show potential talent after the initial Discover Your Drive Day, they will be invited to learn more about the Discover Your Drive Race Academy, a series of five progressive instructor-led sessions. Building on the foundations of the Discover Your Drive Day, these five coached sessions will equip the girls with the skill and techniques necessary to compete in a junior level of karting, which could be the first step on the ladder to a long career in motorsport and, who knows, a Formula 1 debut.

• Early-bird Price of £30 – until Saturday 3 February. £40 thereafter.
• The days will run from 8:30am–2pm, with lunch and refreshments included.
• Book onto the Discover Your Drive Day through the TeamSport website: www.team-sport.co.uk/dyd

 

This post is based on a press release issued by Motorsport UK

 

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