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MSA to nominate female karter for CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy competition

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) will nominate a female karter to represent the UK in an FIA Women & Motor Sport Commission-backed CIK-FIA competition, the winner of which will receive a funded drive in the 2011 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy.

The MSA has been asked by the FIA to select one competitor to take part in the competition at an as-yet unspecified location on a day between 15 March and 30 April. The winner of the shootout will receive a free entry to the Karting Academy Trophy, along with free overalls and a complete kart, but the prize excludes testing tyres, fuel, a service team or the cost of any equipment damage.

MSA Women in Motorsport Group Chairman and FIA Women & Motor Sport Commission member, Sue Sanders, said: “We wholeheartedly support any initiative that helps female drivers to achieve recognition within the sport and this is a great opportunity for a female karter from the UK to display her driving talent on the international stage.”

Applicants must have been born between 1996 and 1998, and must hold a Grade C-Junior International Karting licence. UK competitors who hold – or are eligible to hold – a National A Kart Licence may apply to the MSA for an upgrade to the required international licence type, which will involve undertaking a medical assessment.

Eligible drivers wishing to be considered for nomination by the MSA should email their full sporting CVs to womeninmotorsport@msauk.org by no later than Friday 21 January. The MSA will cover the cost of travel to the selection event for the chosen competitor and a parent or guardian.


Release MSA11-005: 11 January 2011
For media information only. No regulatory value.