Louise Aitken-Walker

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Louise Aitken-Walker
Personal information
Nationality United Kingdom
Born (1960-01-21) January 21, 1960 (age 59)
Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland
World Rally Championship record
Active years1979 - 1991
Co-driverUnited Kingdom Ellen Morgan
Sweden Tina Thörner
Rally wins0
Stage wins0
Total points1
First rallyRAC Rally 1979
Last rallyRAC Rally 1991

Louise Aitken-Walker MBE (born January 1960 in 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 in 1990 was the first ever Ladies World Champion, the pinnacle of a successful 14-year career. She was awarded the Segrave Trophy in 1990.[2] She retired in 1993 to have a family (son John and daughter Gina) and concentrate on her business affairs. She runs Aitken-Walker Cars, which specializes in quality used cars, with her husband Graham in the Scottish Borders.[1][3]

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.[4]

See also[edit]

List of female World Rally Championship drivers


  1. ^ a b Low, Dave. "Louise Aitken-Walker world rally champion 1990". A Sporting Nation. BBC Online. Retrieved 13 October 2007.
  2. ^ "Title - Segrave Trophy". Royal Automobile Club. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Louise Aitken-Walker MBE, Rally Driver, Scotland UK". Aitken-Walker Cars. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Louise Aitken-Walker, MBE". Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 21 December 2016.

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

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