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Michelle is a grid girl (British Touring Car Championship RCIB Insurance Racing) promotion girl (Cobra Sports UK) and model (This Morning TV show amongst others). She is also heavily involved with the RS Owners Club in Oxford and shows her Escort Cosworth at various concours events. Michelle can be seen most weekends during the summer on the grid or around the racing paddock
Since first picking up a camera in my teenage years I have enjoyed photography. Largely self taught, I particularly enjoy the landscape and motorsport aspect to photography. More recently I can be found at various race circuits photographing both the British Touring Car Championship and British GT Championship
Any of my images are available to purchase , please contact me for details.
Twitter : @iancutting77
Facebook : iancuttingphotography
Website : www.iancuttingphotography.co.uk
Lydia first got the bug for motorsport when she jumped into a kart at Buckmore Park at seven years of age. From that day forward, she took to karting like a duck to water and began racing at local track Anglia Indoor kart centre in 2011. In her first year of karting, she was runner up on the Corporate Cadet points championship being beaten by only one point.
The following year, she progressed on to Ellough Park Raceway in Beccles in 2012. The year started well where she was achieving good results including winning novice trophies when tragedy struck. She was involved in an accident which resulted in a broken leg, both tibia and fibia. However, only a few short months later, she was back racing - placing on the podium at the Cadet Championships and was proud to be awarded with the Young Driver of the Year award at the EPKC Presentation evening.
Moving forward in time, 2015 and 2016 had been her most successful years to date. During 2015, Lydia competed in Minimax championships around the UK and was proudly crowned Ellough Park Kart Club's champion. Towards the end of the year, she was pleased to be a finalist in the UK Karting Magazine's Female Driver of the Year Award.
Lydia went on to become Junior Rotax Champion at Ellough Park (winning by 283 points) which made her back-to-back champion there. Her success throughout 2016 was recognised by her local radio station, Town 102, which led to her being awarded with 'Sports star of the Year' at their Local Hero Awards that April.
2017 provided Lydia with a new and exciting challenge. She competed in the Junior Saloon Car Championship which entailed travelling across the UK racing at national tracks such as Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Snetterton. It was an exciting year for Lydia as she experienced great highs such as finishing 4th in the first race of the season at Silverstone and being awarded with Driver of the Meeting at Knockhill. However, it was a pretty eventful season too after a scary roll, and two huge trips to the tyre wall.
The following year, Lydia made the step up to senior racing in the Mini Challenge UK Cooper Pro championship. Being the youngest on the grid, it was a huge step but one that Lydia and her team tackled well. This has put them in good stead for the 2019 season as she looks to compete in her second year of the championship.
Lydia's aspirations are high in this male dominated sport. She is extremely motivated and is ambitious to blaze the trail in female racing.
Follow her at www.lydiawalmsleyracing.co.uk
OOn Twitter @LydiaWalmsley82