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Lord Wakefield Trophy
The British Women Racing Drivers Club are pleased to announce the 2016 BWRDC Lord Wakefield Challenge Trophy Winner is Leena Gade, Head Race Engineer at Audi Sport.
This prestigious award was presented at the MSA Night of Champions on Saturday 30th January. The Lord Wakefield Challenge Trophy is the highest accolade bestowed upon a woman for ‘outstanding performances and, or, services to motorsport’ by the BWRDC.
Of the three turbo diesel-engined R18 TDI sportscars that Audi entered the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours race, one earned Audi their 10th victory in the race. That particular car was engineered by Leena Gade, who became the first female race engineer to win the French sportscar endurance race.
BWRDC Chair, Gail Hill said “Leena was one of several nominees to be considered by a panel of judges and the BWRDC.Each nominee was considered based on their achievements in motorsport both on and off the track.Leena stood out for her consistently high performance over a number of years and her contribution to her team and the sport more widely.”
Congratulations to the 2016 GoldStars
Congratulations to this year's GoldStars - Rally Driver Sara Williams (Elite Award) and Sprint Racer Elen Worthington (Club Award).
The BWRDC GoldStars awards flag up talent within our sport and help the nominees and winners promote and progress their careers. This year the awards were presented by former Williams Formula 1 Test Driver and BWRDC member Susie Wolff at the Autosport Show on Thursday 14 January.
Many thanks to Susie and all our sponsors for supporting the GoldStars Awards.
Women In Motorsport Dinner
The RAC is hosting a special dinner on 19th May at the Pall Mall clubhouse to recognise and celebrate the ever-increasing number of females in our industry, from young racers in karting and junior formulae to pit lane media presenters and race engineers to F1 Team Principals.
This is an opportunity for many of the women to get together and enjoy an evening together. The evening will be hosted by Suzi Perry with Claire Williams attending as one of the key guests, who has helped us to drive this forward. I am delighted that the BWRDC have been invited to this event and will be represented by several Committee Members and I am also pleased to be able to extend the invitation to our Club members.
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What we do
Our aim is to promote and support women in all forms of motorsport. As a BWRDC member you can tap into the wealth of experience that a specialist club like ours can offer and gain recognition for your achievements through our prestigious championships. The BWRDC is proud to work in partnership with Motors TV, the high speed television channel.
Whatever your chosen discipline, we can help you to get started or simply offer advice if you are already competing. Our members are eligible to compete for a range of prestigious championship awards and the coveted trophies are presented at our annual awards dinner each February.
50 years and counting
We are very proud to celebrate more than 50 years of the BWRDC. Our club was started by Mary Wheeler MBE to represent the interests of women competitors, and a wealth of talented women have been part of the club over the decades. We have chosen 50 remarkable women to represent our club's heritage. To read more about them click here