Thursday, 23 July 2015

Women Drivers in the BTCC


Fiona Leggate as an MG driver, in 2007

The British Touring Car Championship’s present format began in 1987, as a renamed, streamlined version of the British Saloon Racing Championship. Although the previous championship (which will be covered in a future post) had attracted many female drivers over the years, the BTCC has been male-only for several seasons. The last female driver was Fiona Leggate, in 2007.

Below are the championship results of all female drivers in the BTCC.

1988
Barbara Cowell (Ford Escort RS1600/Toyota Corolla) – 19th

1989
Louise Aitken-Walker (Vauxhall Astra GTE 16V) – 5th
Nettan Lindgren (BMW M3) – 26th
Barbara Cowell (Toyota Corolla) – unplaced

1990
Nettan Lindgren (BMW M3) – 10th

1991
Nettan Lindgren (BMW M3) – 22nd

1998
Paula Cook (Honda Accord) – unplaced

1999
Paula Cook (Honda Accord) – 19th

2001 (Production Class)
Annie Templeton (Peugeot 306 GTi) – 19th
Joanna Clarke (Honda Integra Type R) – 26th

2002 (Production Class)
Annie Templeton (Peugeot 306 GTi) – 13th

2005
Fiona Leggate (Vauxhall Astra Coupe) – 16th

2006
Fiona Leggate (Vauxhall Astra Coupe) – 21st

2007
Fiona Leggate (MG ZS) – unplaced


(Image copyright Simon Murphy)

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