TOP TOURING CAR SQUAD BTC RACING LAUNCHES ‘YOUNG DRIVER PROGRAMME’
Multiple race winning BTCC team establishes driver development academy
Exciting MINI Challenge racer Lydia Walmsley first to join new programme
BTC Racing underscores commitment to support UK’s best young talent
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Lydia Walmsley is 19 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.
2021 is set to be an exciting year for Lydia. This will be her debut season in the Mini Challenge UK JCW Championship competing in a 275bhp JCW car.
With all 7 weekends to be broadcast live on ITV4, it is without a doubt the biggest platform she has competed on so far.
BTCC race winning Team BTC Racing have also appointed Lydia as their first to join their Young Driver Programme. This will be her first season with the team.
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 also hopes to become an ARDS Instructor and become involved in the media industry within motorsport.
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