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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.
BWRDC at the Classic Motor Show
Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show
11-13 November 2016, The NEC, Birmingham
Come along & visit the British Women Racing Club on stand number 3-495
Call 0871 230 1088 or book online www.necclassicmotorshow.com
For our Members there is an exclusive advance ticket offer giving £5 off the Sat/Sun door price. Please contact your section secretary for the discount codes.
Club single ticket offer is limited to four tickets per member and the club family ticket offer is limited to one family ticket per member.
Don't forget to hand in your ticket stub or print-at-home voucher to your club's stand at the show so they benefit from a commission.
Calls cost 10ppm plus standard network charges. All bookings are subject to a single transaction fee of £1.50.
Book before midnight on Monday 31st October to be automatically entered into a free prize draw to win a HERO Cup limited edition Zenith Open Face Chronomaster watch worth £7,000 (inc. VAT) courtesy of Hero Events.
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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