Balancing The Grid: RACA Champions Women in Motorsport
The Royal Automobile Club of Australia shines a light on women in motorsport with two young stars.
The Royal Automobile Club of Australia hosted the Annual motoring Dinner last month entitled Balancing the Grid – Women in Motorsport is a Positive Future. The guests of Honour were two Australian drivers, Emily Duggan and Chelsea Angelo, who compete in various racing categories.
The focus of the night was on Emily and Chelsea as drivers and athletes, in order to promote women’s participation in the sport. With a healthy spread of attendance from the RACA membership, the Rolls-Royce Owners Club, The Bentley Drivers Club and Club Maserati Australia who all showed their support on the night. Also on hand were the Australian Racing Drivers Club, present to highlight their Women’s Development Program.
Both Emily and Chelsea engaged the crowd, explaining in detail how they had progressed through their careers, where they learnt their race craft and in Emily’s case, how she set up the team and management side of racing. The discussion also touched on the international scene with the new W series of which Chelsea takes part and endurance racing of which Emily is involved.
The evening showcased the work being taken locally to balance the grid and get more females behind the wheel – ensuring Australian motorsport has full grids and a slew of experienced drivers transitioning into international racing.
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