Emily Linscott, 14, only started racing karts in January 2016 at Brentwood Karting Development School for a bit of fun.
Having now driven on 24 circuits in the UK, she’s set new lap records, won numerous titles and a Junior Championship in her first year. She also won the prestigious ‘Buckmore Park Junior Star Pupil’ award for 2016. The first girl in its 16-year history to receive the honour.
She moved into big grid owner driver kart racing and secured podiums as a ‘novice’ to further reinforce her as ‘the one to watch’. She’s already a serious contender for the 2017 Championship too.
In December, Emily was scouted by Arden Motorsport, an international racing team in Formula 4, GP3 & GP2, based in Banbury, Oxford. She impressed them so much that they immediately signed her to their Young Racing Driver Academy (YRDA) for 2017, one of just 15 young drivers worldwide.
Emily has already started a limited programme of testing (due to budget constraints) in the Ginetta Junior GT car, but is performing exceptionally well. Subject to gaining the right partners to help raise the budget to compete at the British Touring Car Championship events and beyond, she’ll be on the grid for the last three rounds of the season, all of which are televised, live on ITV4.
Basildon Council confirmed their support of Emily too. She, and her race car, will be at two important community and borough events; the Noak Bridge Summer Event and the ‘Love Your Borough’ Event, where she’ll be available to talk to, sign autographs and have your photograph with her.
Emily is currently seeking partners to work with her to help reach the races this year and hopefully into a professional driving career in the future. Contact her dad: firstname.lastname@example.org