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Schoolgirls swap classrooms for go-karts

Dozens of schoolgirls have been swapping their classrooms, for go-karts.

It was all part of a special event to inspire the next generation, of female motorsport enthusiasts.

As Andrew Pate reports.

Andrew spoke to Founder of Dare to Be Different, Susie Wolff and Racing Driver, Nathalie McGloin.

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Brighton Speed Trials back on track after last year's break

More than two hundred drivers and motorcyclists gathered in Brighton today for the return of the Speed Trials. The event, was warmly welcomed by motoring enthusiasts after being cancelled last year. Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to Len Wooller from Brighton & Hove Motor Club.

Brighton Speed Trial backs on track after break last year

More than two hundred drivers and motorcyclists gathered in Brighton today for the return of the Speed Trials. The event, was warmly welcomed by motoring enthusiasts after being cancelled last year. Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to Len Wooller, from the Brighton & Hove Motor Club.

Surrey racing star struggles to secure budget

Jessica Hawkins is one of the rising female stars of motor racing in the UK Credit: Jakob Ebrey

A rising Surrey racing driver is hoping to find enough money to secure her racing car debut at Rockingham this month.

Jessica Hawkins, from Farnham, has ten days left to raise funds ahead of the championship entry deadline.

Jessica wants to race in the Clio Cup series Credit: Jakob Ebrey

in 2009 Jessica had to cancel her plans for the MSA Super 1 British KF3 Karting Championship due to money, however she was back in action the next year.

She finished runner-up in the MSA Kartmasters Grand Prix and won the Belgian BNL Karting Series.

Jessica said: "I’ve been offered a fantastic deal to make my debut at Rockingham in the Autumn Cup but we need to raise the funds for it to happen."

"It’s a great chance for sponsors to get to know me and see the benefits of being involved with motor racing, hopefully we can raise the money we need in the next 10 days.”

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