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Taynuilt racing driver Jodie Sloss has described her first taste of GT Cup action as a huge learning curve and is now looking forward to her next test on July 9.
The 20-year-old flew the flag for her country when becoming Formula Woman’s first Scottish driver for this year’s GT Cup Championship at Snetterton race track on June 11/12.
The event was the first outing for the Trade Centre Formula Woman GT Cup team with all four winners of the competition competing in their first race meeting.
Nearly 1,000 women entered the Formula Woman competition last November to find the country’s next top female racing drivers and after months of tests and training in the Vauxhall Corsa-e, karts and in simulators at iZone, Jodie was selected to become one of the team of four women to claim the ultimate prize – a season racing a McLaren 570s GT4 in the GT Cup Championship.
Speaking after her Snetterton debut, Jodie said: ‘This weekend was a huge positive for the whole team in terms of how much we have all progressed as drivers.
‘Being my first race, I’ve learnt so much and despite the huge learning curves I’m impressed with how much I’ve taken in. I used this to my advantage over these last few days, setting personal best times throughout the weekend and keeping a good pace.
‘Thank you to the team for its endless support and encouragement.’
Graeme Glew, founder and chief executive officer of Formula Woman, commented: ‘From arriving at Snetterton for Friday testing to the end of racing on Sunday, the DTO and Formula Woman teams ran like clockwork.
‘Every session all four Formula Woman drivers improved their times to the point we were on the pace with the other GTH class drivers on the Sunday pitstop race.
‘I’m incredibly proud of Erika, Sara, Jodie and Steph. We were the only novice drivers in the field, racing against pro drivers with years of experience. Amazing.
‘We selected the best four from the competition entry of 1,000 plus. They can now call themselves racing drivers.’
The next round of the GT Cup is at Oulton Park on the international circuit with testing on July 8 and the two Pitstop races on July 9.
Main photograph: Taynuilt racing driver Jodie Sloss had her first taste of GT Cup action at Snetterton. NO_T25_JodieSloss_Snetterton
Photo 2: Jodie tested the McLaren 570s GT4 on the Snetterton track. NO_T25_JodieSloss_Snetterton_action