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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 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.