Women From All Over The World Sign Up For The Formula Woman 'Nations Cup'

English driver Annie Templeton


Winner to receive a 200bhp Cosworth-powered Caterham Seven CSR

The race is on for the world's established female competition drivers to grab one of the remaining 16 priceless places on the Nations Cup grid. Applications have so far been received from 15 nationalities. The signed up drivers currently include: Glenda Gorton (New Zealand), Clare Vale (South Africa), Amanda Hennessy (USA), Annie Templeton (England), Margo Gardiner (Scotland) and Rachel Owen (Wales).

The eight race series is for existing licence holders, who will compete in identical Caterham Roadsport B 1.6-litre K Series-engined cars owned and prepared by Formula Woman. The races will be the subject of five one-hour programmes on Motors TV and screened in no less than 26 countries.

This new Series, which complements Formula Woman's equally innovative national championship for novice drivers, is open to female race licence holders of all grades (NEAFP status has been granted). The Arrive & Drive package represents amazing value at under £20,000 per head, including: registration, entries, testing, race suit and use of the race cars for all eight rounds of the Series.

The Series is being jointly organised by Formula Woman and the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC). The designated rounds are as follows:

Rounds 1/2 July 30/31, Brands Hatch
Rounds 3/4 August 13/14, Pembrey
Rounds 5/6 August 27/28, Rockingham
Rounds 7/8 September 10/11, Snetterton

Series co-ordinator Penny Mattocks said, "The Series promises to be a shoot-out to remember and a unique opportunity for woman racers the world over."

Those seeking to enter the Nations Cup should contact Penny without delay via her email: penny.mattocks@formulawoman.com

Said Formula Woman motorsport consultant Tim Harvey, "The Formula Woman office is a buzz of excitement right now, what with the impending Nations Cup, entries flooding in for the 2006 Formula Woman novice competition (over 3000 have been received to date), regular assessment days for the novice Series and activity on behalf of the rapidly expanding Club Formula Woman. To say that we've found a niche in the market seems to be something of an understatement!"

24 June 2005 Staff

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