Sarah Moore (racing driver)

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Sarah Moore
Nationality British
Born (1993-10-22) 22 October 1993 (age 20)
Harrogate, England
Related to Nigel and David Moore (brothers)
Previous series
2011–2012
2012
2011
20072010
2007–2008
2007–2008
4Two Cup
Britcar Production Cup
InterSteps Championship
Ginetta Junior Championship
Ginetta Junior Winter Championship
BRDC SoT MiniMax
Championship titles
2009 Ginetta Junior Championship
Awards
2010
2009
2009
BWRDC Lord Wakefield Award
British Club Driver of the Year
BRDC Rising Star
Last updated on: 18 July 2013.

Sarah Moore (born 22 October 1993) is an English racing driver. She is most notable for winning the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2009, and for competing in the InterSteps Championship in 2011. She was awarded the Rising Star status by the British Racing Drivers' Club in 2009. Moore was the first female racing driver to win a TOCA-sanctioned race,[1] and the first to win a mixed-gender, national-level series in the UK.[2]

Career[edit]

Moore, born in Harrogate, competed in the Rotax Mini Max class of the Stars of Tomorrow National Championship in 2007, finishing 24th.[3] She also drove for Tockwith Motorsports in both the Ginetta Junior Championship and the Ginetta Junior Winter Championship.[3] In the Ginetta Junior Championship, she entered the season finale at Brands Hatch, with her best result being 15th in the first race of the day. For 2008, she entered the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow MiniMax Championship, finishing 40th overall,[3] but the Ginetta Junior Championship became her primary focus, as she competed in the full season for Tockwith Motorsports.[4] She finished the season in 17th place,[3] with her best race finish being a sixth place at Silverstone.[5] She also entered the Ginetta Junior Championship Winter Series that year, finishing all four races on the podium, with one victory, and finishing as runner-up to Josh Hill.[4]

Moore remained in the Ginetta Junior Championship in 2009 with Tockwith Motorsports, and won the title, having taken five wins,[6] and scored sixteen more points than runner-up Jake Cook.[4] She also became the first female driver to win a race in a series that formed part of the TOCA package,[1] the first to win a mixed-gender series in the UK,[2] and was awarded the BRDC Rising Star status.[7] As a result of this, she was shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award,[8] eventually being ranked fifth.[9] In addition to this, she was named as the British Club Driver of the Year at the Autosport Awards,[10][11] and joined the YourRacingCar.com scheme.[12] The owner of Ginetta Cars, Lawrence Tomlinson, praised Moore, stating “Seeing Sarah go on stage at the awards in front of 1,400 industry heads has been one of the proudest moments in Ginetta's history.”[13]

In 2010, Moore received the Lord Wakefield Award from the BWRDC.[14] Sarah and her brother David switched to the Eurotech Racing team, but remained in the Ginetta Junior Championship.[15] She was less successful that year, with the series having changed to the Ginetta G40; she didn't finish on the podium until the 17th race of the season, held at Donington Park,[5] and finished seventh overall.[3] In 2011, she graduated to the new InterSteps Championship series, and returned to the family-run Tockwith Motorsport team, who were entering under the "TMS Atlantic" name.[16] Having taken two fourth place finishes in the first two races, she eventually finished the season in sixth place.[3] She also competed in the first ever series of the 4Two Cup that year,[17] taking a single victory.[18]

She entered the 4Two Cup again in 2012, finishing second twice out of the four the races held at Spa-Francorchamps,[19] and third in both races held at Snetterton.[20] Moore also drove a Smart ForTwo alongside her brother Nigel in the Donington Park round of the Britcar Production Cup that year, finishing twentieth overall.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Her brothers David and Nigel are both racing drivers.[22] Her father, Simon, runs the Tockwith Motorsports team,[22] and owns Tockwith Motorsports Centre, which was founded by her grandfather Reg.[23] She stated in 2010 that she wanted to become Britain's first female Formula One driver.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Briggs, Gemma (31 May 2009). "Giving women drivers a good name is child's play for Sarah". The Independent. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Cary, Tom (8 March 2010). "Sarah Moore hoping to become Britain's first female Formula One racing driver". The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Sarah Moore career statistics". Driver Database. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Current drivers – Race Team". Tockwith Motorsports. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Sarah Moore race results". Driver Database. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "York's Sarah Moore is champion! – Ginettas News". BTCCPages.com. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Moore awarded Rising Star status". BBC Sport. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "SARAH MOORE SHORTLISTED FOR BBC AWARD". Ginetta Cars. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "2009 BBC Young Sports Personality: The top 10". BBC Sport. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "16 Year Old Sarah Moore Awarded British Club Driver of the Year". Honest John. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "British Club Driver: Sarah Moore". AUTOSPORT.com. 6 December 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Sarah Moore Joins YourRacingCar.com – Ginettas News". BTCCPages.com. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  13. ^ Zientek, Henryk (29 December 2009). "Sarah Moore and Lawrence Tomlinson race into 2010". Huddersfield Examiner. Archived from the original on 14 June 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Sarah Moore – Drivers". Eurotech Racing. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Sarah and David Moore racing with Eurotech and SupaSwap". SupaSwap. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Sarah Moore competes in the inaugural Intersteps championship races". Girlracer. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  17. ^ Martel, Stuart (19 March 2011). "Sarah Moore tests new Smart racecar". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "2011 Season". smarts4you racing. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  19. ^ Bates, Paul (16 April 2012). "Spa 2012 Race Report". smarts4you racing. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  20. ^ Bates, Paul (15 May 2012). "the 4two cup 2012". smarts4you racing. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Britcar Production Cup – Donington Park National – 21st April 2012". Timing Solutions Ltd. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  22. ^ a b Lewis, Stephen (10 August 2009). "Sarah Moore, 15, is Tockwith Motorsport's top racing driver in Ginetta Junior Championships". York Press. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "About us". Tockwith Motorsports. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dino Zamparelli
Ginetta Junior Championship
Champion

2009
Succeeded by
Tom Ingram
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Adam Christodoulou
Autosport Awards
British Club Driver of the Year

2009
Succeeded by
Tom Blomqvist