T-Cars entry list grows

Three more drivers have signed up for the T-Cars series, including the youngest-ever female racing driver

T-Cars entry list grows

15-year old Lydia Austen was granted her racing license after completing the mandatory ARDS test at Castle Combe yesterday.

Phil Rose, 14, and Adam Sharpe, 15, also completed the process at the same time. All three will race in the ten-round series for 14-16 year olds racing in 100mph saloons.

'Levels of interest have never been higher,' said project manager Magnus Laird. 'There is a growing recognition that T-Cars offers superb race training and that is a real fast-track route to motorsport success.'

The entry list is expected to reach 14 cars by the time the 2000 season kicks off at Castle Combe on April 24.

Meanwhile, Austen is particularly motivated as she prepares to make her racing debut in just over two months.

'I want to prove Stirling Moss wrong,' she declared. 'I heard him saying that women could never be as good as men. That's rubbish, and I think it's about time that someone set matters straight.'

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