It was an exciting start to the season for the team which saw one of its 8-strong fleet, the Green Goddess II, speed into the top 30 cars in the UK.
The team has entered three cars in the 2019 Greenpower season all of which lie well within the top 150 cars in the country. Currently, the Green Goddess II ranks 29th, the 11th Hour 105th and the Kernow Kitzz 149th.
It was the all-female team’s first race since the announcement that Truro High is the first school in the country to be recognised as an official club by Motorsport UK.
A first in UK automotive history, this now enables the school’s students to be involved in high-profile events hosted by the organisation and even go all the way to operating trackside at international Formula 1 events.
Speaking about the announcement, Louise said: “Motorsport is a long-held passion of mine and it’s great to see that so many of the students at Truro High School for Girls share that passion. The fact that they’re girls makes it even better as it helps to quash the silly belief that still pervades in some quarters, that motorsport is ‘for the boys’. The sport provides a wealth of opportunities for both sexes, whether that’s from a career perspective or just as a fan.”
Louise has been elected as Truro High School Motorsport Club’s first president and joins a wealth of high profile figures supporting the school’s racing team.
These include ex-McLaren and Williams engineer, James Robinson, who also joined the team at Castle Combe and even rolled up his sleeves to aid the girls in the pits.
Next weekend will see them continue their mission to raise awareness of the opportunities for women in motorsport and rise in the national rankings, as they put pedal to the metal at world-famous racing circuit, Goodwood.