Lydia Walmsley, 20 year old from Ipswich competing in the Mini Challenge UK JCW Championship 2022
COUNTDOWN TO ROUND 2:
14TH - 15TH MAY
Mini Challenge UK JCW Driver
Lydia Walmsley is 20 years old from Ipswich and an aspiring Racing Driver. Having started karting at 7 years old, her passion for motorsport grew. Quickly progressing through the ranks, she picked up may trophies along the way - notably winning back to back karting championships in two different classes (Minimax and Junior Rotax) in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
At the age of 14, she began racing on the circuits in the Junior Saloon Car Championship before progressing into senior racing in the Mini Challenge Cooper class where she picked up podiums and race wins, all shaping the driver she is today.
2022 Is an exciting year for Lydia with it being her second season in the Mini Challenge UK JCW Championship competing in a 275bhp JCW car.
With all 7 weekends broadcast live on ITV4, it is without a doubt the biggest platform she has competed on so far.
Lydia has ambitions of becoming a professional racing driver in the future. Her main goal is to race competitively in the British Touring Car Championship, arguably the pinnacle of British Motorsport.
She is also a qualified ARDS Instructor and hopes to become involved in the media industry within motorsport.