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By Citizen Reporter


Motorsport camp: Allowing girls to take the driver’s seat

The camp will provide a unique opportunity for 15 girls and women aged between 12 and 20.

SA kart champion Fabienne Lanz and T4 Series have announced, as part of their global women and inclusivity campaign, a three-day girls’ camp aimed at inspiring and empowering young girls to pursue their passion for motorsport.

The Women in Motorsport camp takes place at Formula K Race Track in Benoni from 4 to 6 July. Tillotson Racing is the founder of the Tillotson T4 Series – a new category of racing that provides a cost-effective entry into the sport of karting.

T4 Series is designed to increase participation in karting with a user-friendly kart package that provides an easy-to learn and competitive experience for new and seasoned drivers.

Camp details

The camp will provide a unique opportunity for 15 girls and women aged between 12 and 20 to learn the fundamentals of motorsports, including driving techniques, kart/car mechanical terminologies and understanding race craft and strategies.

Over the three days, the girls will be led by Lanz, along with other leaders such as B-Fit’s Bernato Breedt, coach to some SA Olympic athletes, who will share their knowledge and skills with the young drivers.

“We are thrilled to be hosting our first camp at the Formula K Race Track in Benoni,” said Lanz, global ambassador of Women in Motorsport.

“This camp is all about inspiring young girls to pursue their dreams and break down the stereotypes that still exist in the male-dominated world of motorsport.”

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One girl will be sponsored by EG Evolved Simulators to attend the camp, providing a life-changing opportunity for someone who may not have had the chance otherwise.

The sponsored girl will be chosen based on a one-page essay and helmet design submission, where they will be asked to explain why they are passionate about motorsport and how attending the camp will help them achieve their personal goals.

The camp will have a range of activities, including go-karting, simulator sessions, kart/car maintenance workshops and motivational talks from female leaders in the industry.

Applications close on 31 May. The camp fee is R15 000 per person. For more information, please visit www.fabienneracing.com and to apply, e-mail: fabienne@ targetracingteam.com

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