Louise Aitken-Walker

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Louise Aitken-Walker MBE (born January 1960, Duns, Berwickshire[1]) is a British rally and saloon car racing driver. Aitken-Walker entered competition in 1979 and finished 19th in her first Rally GB two years later. She contested the 1989 British Touring Car Championship in a Class C Vauxhall Astra finishing fourth in points, and was the 1990 Ladies World Champion, the pinnacle of a successful 14 year career. She was awarded the Segrave Trophy in 1990.[2]

In September 2008, Aitken-Walker took part in the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally, a round of the Scottish Rally Championship centred in Perth in Scotland. A historic Talbot Sunbeam Lotus was her chosen car for the event. She was one of a number of ex-world and British champions to take part in the event in memory of McRae, who died in 2007.

Aitken-Walker was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Louise Aitken-Walker world rally champion 1990", BBC Online - A Sporting Nation - New Sports, New Champions: 1990-1999; passim. Retrieved 13 October 2007.
  2. ^ http://www.royalautomobileclub.co.uk/archive/archive_navmain5.asp?previd=481&groupid=729&tabstyle=main&style=RED
  3. ^ "Louise Aitken-Walker, MBE". Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ken Wood
Autosport
National Rally Driver of the Year

1987
Succeeded by
Malcolm Wilson
Preceded by
Bob Ives and Joe Ives
Segrave Trophy
1990
Succeeded by
Steve Webster