Do you feel more pressure going into the Nationals as defending champion?
It does add slightly more pressure, but I always have nerves anyway, which in turn gives such an adrenaline buzz on the start line!
Have you raced at the Southern League before? How have you got on?
Yes, I really enjoy the Southern League track, I’ve raced there a few times. I won both my British Autograss series overall championships in class five and seven there at the final round last year. I have also been racing there this year too.
How do you feel about your chances of retaining your Ladies Champion of Champions title this year?
It is a race that is so difficult to win, racing front wheel drive when in rear wheel is different. All I keep in my head is don’t slow down at all, every lap counts, it’s a long race!
Which class do you think the track will favour when it comes to the Champion of Champions race?
The Champ of Champs is anyone’s; it all depends of the stagger and the track conditions!
You have won the Ladies Nationals in 4 different classes (classes one, four, five and seven), which of these was your favourite title to achieve and what was the hardest to achieve?
My first title in my first year out of juniors in class one was tough as I was last out of the grid and had to come from the back to win it! My favourite has to be class seven as it is the super saloon class and something I had always dreamt of winning! It is the pinnacle of Autograss racing!
You are entered in classes seven and eight this year, which are you looking forward to racing most?
Both cars I can’t wait to get into at Nationals, I love my class seven but the eight I love more and more each time I get in it! Both cars I love racing and that’s down to my Dad and boyfriend putting 100% effort into maintaining them. I couldn’t do it without either of them.
In each of these classes who do you think is your strongest competitor?
Class seven and eight together in one weekend this year is probably going to be my strongest line up of competitors I’ve raced, so I couldn’t pick. But this is what makes the racing much more exciting and rewarding.
Which class that you haven’t raced yet would you most like to have a go in?
I would love to race a class 10 to feel the maximum adrenaline rush into the first corner!
Photo credit: Krzysztof Kudlacik