Sunday, 17 January 2010

Amy Binks

The Binks family are well-known in British rallycross circles. Amy's father and brother both raced in the Minicross class, so it was natural that she wanted to get in on the act.

She first raced her Mini in the British Championship in 2002 and had an excellent debut season. The Minicross class tends to consist of a mixture of novice and more experienced drivers, as it is the cheapest to enter, so the opposition is no pushover. The system of qualifying heats and pre-finals gives drivers multiple chances of success, and Amy was capable of working her way through several rounds if the initial heat did not go her way.

2003 started quite badly for her, when her Mini ended up upside down in the first race and ruled her out of the rest of the meeting. Perhaps this knocked her confidence, as her second season was not as successful as her first. She finished 19th in the BRDA Championship, the best position in the three rallycross championships she entered.

Amy entered at least some races in 2004, still driving a Mini, but after that, she disappeared from the scene.

The Binks family continue to be involved in the upper echelons of rallycross.

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