natalie brookes racing driver

Natalie's Goals, In Her Own Words...

My goal is to aim for podium places this year, to be in the top 10 out of 55 cars throughout all the classes. I am very competitive so I will try my very best to gain high places in my class.

My dream is to be in Britcar in a Ginetta or British GT in GT4 by 2018, hopefully with the right sponsorship and backing you will see me in those supercars.

Other than racing…

Natalie is member and Ambassador of Motorsport Woman, trying to promote women in motorsport. MW has a lot planned such as a stand at the Autosport International Racing Car Show and an all girls endurance team in a GT car.

She is also a model and a grid girl in the British Touring Car Championship for TeamHARD...

It's an amazing experience to be part of the team, that I hopefully will be racing with in the GT. The BTCC is filmed live on ITV, so you will see lots of me in 2017.

Natalie works in sales for a lifting gear manufacturer and has an HNC in Mechanical Engineering.

Experience

2017

This year Natalie will be racing in a Honda Integra DC2, which will be a lot more competitive. She is running an H22 2.2 engine which is about 270hp. Natalie will hopefully be doing a full season in CNC Heads Sports & Saloons Championship, Racing in the CSCC Tin Tops Championship and testing in a Ginetta G55 GT car.

2016

Natalie entered the CNC Sport & Saloons Championship in her Mini Cooper and achieved 3 podium places out of 4 races, 2nd, 3rd and 3rd and also won the ladies driver of the year trophy. She would have been 2nd in the overall championship but struggled without sponsorship to complete a full season. Natalie's mini was the heaviest by 250kg and the most underpowered by 50bhp in her class but she still managed to achieve places at the sharp end of the grid.

Pre 2015

Natalie started racing with being a car enthusiast and having fast road cars such as Mazda RX7's, RX8's, MR2's and Subaru Impreza's. She did track days and time slots at car shows at Oulton Park, Anglesey, Donington, Cadwell Park, Silverstone and Castle Combe and developed a taste for racing, so she started entering sprints and hill climbs in her road cars. She was achievinging wins and podium places: 2 first places, 1 second and 4 thirds. Natalie was getting worried about the thought of her car breaking down and not being able to get to work, so she sold everything, bought an L200, a trailer and a Mini Cooper Cup Car and has never looked back since.

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