top of page
BLX_8858.JPG
BRWDC-Gold-Star.png
BLX_8886.JPG

 THE GOLDSTARS   AWARDS 

The BWRDC GoldStars Award is an initiative conceived by our unique motorsport club to promote talented women in motorsport. Only two of the prestigious GoldStars Awards may be presented annually at the discretion of the Club, and the GoldStars are not always awarded.

The GoldStars Junior Award is recognition for Club Members under 25 and the Senior Award is for Club Members over 25. GoldStars Awards are given to Club Members to recognises their progress and

to help them take their motorsport career to a higher level. The Volunteers Award recognises the many members who generously donate their time to our sport, whether as marshals, officials or in another capacity, The nominees are put forward by the BWRDC committee to an independent panel of judges who decide the final winners. The judges are Helen Bashford Malkie, Louise Goodman and Lorina McLoughlin

 GOLDSTARS   WINNERS 

2024 Alisha Palmowski , Claire Norman, Marion  Quarrington 

2023 Annabella (Bella) Fairclough, Sasha Heriot, Nadine Lewis 

2022 Jess Edgar, Alice Powell,
Carol Glenn

2021 Jem Hepworth, Cathy Sewart, Nadine Lewis

2020 Chloe Grant, Sasha Heriot

2019 Abbi Pulling, Jo Polley  

2018 Sara Williams, Elen Worthington

2017 Katie Milner

2016 Sara Williams, Elen Worthington 

2015 Anna Waleswka, Roz Shaw

2014 Amanda Black, Amy Barker

2013 Zoe Wenham, Sian Stafford-Atkinson

2012 Sarah Reader, Gail Hill

2011 Alice Powell, Cat Lund

2010 Alice Powell, Ilsa Cox

BLX_8881.JPG

THE 2024 
 JUNIOR 
 GOLDSTAR 

ALISHA PALMOWSKI

In 2023 Alisha contested her second campaign in the Ginetta Junior championship, achieving 10 outright podiums (6 x 2nd & 4 x 3rd), a pole position and fastest lap, finishing 5th / 20 overall in the championship.

Alisha.jpg
Claire Norman.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE 2024 
 SENIOR 
 GOLDSTAR 

CLAIRE NORMAN

Claire returned to racing in 2022 after a 9-year break to race in the CSCC Swinging Sixties Group 1 series with her father in their 1969 BMW 2002ti. 

Finishing 1st or 2nd in Class E at each of the 40 minute two driver rounds, they also finished 1st overall for Group 1 at Spa in both races, wet and dry.

The season ended on a high qualifying 4th and finishing 2nd overall at Silverstone in a hotly contested race.  At the end of the season Claire and her father were awarded overall winners of the Group 1 series.

 

Claire Car.jpg
BLX_8876.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

THE 2024 
VOLUNTEER  GOLDSTAR 

 MARION QUARRINGTON

Marion marshalled for over 70 days in 2023, including Race, Rally, Speed and Kart events, as well as sitting on the Motorsport UK Marshals Advisory Group as the Kart representative, and being a Regional Secretary for BMMC! She added three new “firsts” to her marshalling career; her first Rally including a night stage, her first International Kart event and her first Kart Grand Prix.

Marion.jpg

 THE JUNIOR 

 NOMINEES 

This year’s Junior GoldStars
Nominees were Alisha Palmowski, Emily Cope and Sukhmani Khera. 

Alisha Palmowski

In 2023 Alisha contested her second campaign in the Ginetta Junior championship, achieving 10 outright podiums (6 x 2nd & 4 x 3rd), a pole position and fastest lap, finishing 5th / 20 overall in the championship.

 

Emily Cope

Throughout the 2023 season Emily raced 11 self funded and pit crewed events, achieving consistent lap times throughout. She achieved a highest 3rd place finish, raced through a broken finger to 4th and dodged both sheep and sheer drops to achieve a 12th out of 39 at the National event.

Sukhmani Khera

Together with help of the Alpine F1 RacHer programme, of which she was the only girl from the UK to have been chosen, Sukhmani achieved a podium over ten times, with 2 at national level. She also managed to qualify 19th out of over 100 drivers at her first International race in Portugal.

 THE SENIOR 

 NOMINEES 

This year's Senior Goldstars Nominees were Claire Norman, Emma Morrison and Martina Ward.

 

Claire Norman 

Claire once again raced a BMW 2002ti with her father Charles in the CSCC Swinging 60s, as well as trying her hand in modern endurance racing with BPC Motorsport in the 24 hour C1 Racing Cup. She achieved multiple class trophies, 1st in class and 4th overall in the 24 hour race at Anglesey and 1st in class and 3rd overall at Castle Combe to win Class E in the Swinging 60s once again.

Emma Morrison 

Emma has competed as a Rally Co-driver on 21 rallies with 6 drivers throughout 2023, achieving; 2 x 1st Overall, 4 x 2nd Overall, 2 x 3rd Overall, 4 x Class wins.

Martina Ward

Martina started Sim racing in 2020, having been a lifelong motorsport fan, an in 2023 made the step into real racing, joining the 750 MC MX-5 Championship. She improved every weekend and was awarded Driver of Weekend at Silverstone for her notable progress over the season.

 THE VOLUNTEER 
 NOMINEES 

This year's Volunteer Goldstars Nominees were Marion Quarrington, Ellie-Rose Lockey and Sue Connikie.

Marion Quarrington

Marion marshalled for over 70 days in 2023, including Race, Rally, Speed and Kart events, as well as sitting on the Motorsport UK Marshals Advisory Group as the Kart representative, and being a Regional Secretary for BMMC! She added three new “firsts” to her marshalling career; her first Rally including a night stage, her first International Kart event and her first Kart Grand Prix.

Ellie-Rose Lockey 

Alongside her ‘normal’ circuit and rallycross events flag waving, pushing cars, post-chief-ing and rescue-crewing, 2023 brought some stand-outs.

She acted as Safety Car observer for the HSCC, and weeks of rescue training was put in to prepare for the World RallyCross. Another new event was a competitive safari – the most mud her rescue unit has seen, but they managed not to get stuck!

Sue Connikie 

Sue started marshalling at Prescott Hillclimb in 2020, following her retirement. Earlier this year she achieved her Grade 2 Experienced Marshall, and has marshalled at both Prescott and Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb, and in November was appointed as Chief Marshall at Prescott. Sue is also Secretary of the BWRDC and Treasurer of the Prescott Marshals Club.

bottom of page