Queensland motorsport helping women through the door
Monday 08 August, 2022
Norwell Motorplex will host Motorsport Australia's Queensland Women Intro to Motorsport program. (Photos: Jules Ingall)
Motorsport Australia’s Queensland Women Intro to Motorsport program has officially been launched with 20 women to get a unique insight into being a grassroots motorsport participant.
Taking place at Norwell Motorplex, the program aims to increase participation by educating potential motorsport participants about Motorsport Australia and how to get involved in the sport.
Held in October, the day will see participants complete a number of driving activities and paired up with women already involved in motorsport, to help them navigate their way through the first steps of motorsport.
Throughout the day, participants will be on the skidpan working on basic skills like acceleration, braking, swerving and slalom before completing a special motorkhana course alongside their experienced “buddy”, who will help them during the activity.
In addition to practical exercises, the participants will also spend plenty of time off track learning about the sport with special guest speakers, theory-based lessons and a networking lunch making up the session.
The program is open to any woman interested in trying motorsport and all participants will be given all the required information on how to get a licence, enter an event, self-scrutiny and a calendar of upcoming events, as well as discounted speed licences to help them continue in the sport.
Registration for the event costs $195 per participant and includes a provided lunch. Participants will need to provide their own road car.
Click here to register.
The Queensland Women’s Intro to Motorsport program takes place at Norwell Motorplex on 16 October.
Photo: Norwell Motorplex