Katie Milner and Alice Hughes have founded an all-female team for the Citroen C1 Racing Club series in 2019.
Milner, who won the Junior Saloon Car Championship in 2016, and Hughes, who was the 2017 BRSCC Mighty Mini champion, will make their debut sharing a car at Croft on March 16th.
The duo hopes to contest more of the low-cost endurance championship together as Team Motorsport Woman. They are planning an all-girl attack on the C1 24-Hour race at Silverstone in April and are currently looking for two team-mates. Sponsors Fox Transport and Motorsport Woman have stepped in with some additional funding to help support two female drivers who may not have the budget to enter independently, should it be needed.
Motorsport Woman, a collective of women working together within numerous areas of motorsport, will be present a test day organised by Merlin International at Silverstone on the 25th March, where drivers who are interested in joining Milner and Hughes can try out the car and meet the team.
Milner will be combining racing the C1 with another season in the GT5 Challenge, driving a Ginetta. Hughes is due to return to competition in 2019 after a year out in 2018, working on business interests.
“Katie and I initially spoke about teaming up at the Autosport Show 2019. We thought it’d be a great idea as we’re both local to each other and started our racing careers in the same way; In National Autograss,” says Hughes.
“I feel that with our experience in low powered, front wheel drive cars will really allow us to work together and showcase our talent. We’re working closely with Racelogic to maximise the car and get the best of of each other by trading data. The car has been superbly built by Merlin International [Katie’s family team] and Tom Bell from TBR Racing has supplied us with the engine.”
“I raced in the C1 championship with a different team last year at Spa, it was so much fun that my dad and I decided to build a car and go competing ourselves,” says Milner.
“We always like to be different and stand out from the crowd, so we came up with the idea of an all-female team. I can’t wait to see where it leads.”