We take great pride in the work that we do with our drivers & the extended network of partners that we have here on #TeamZamp. We recently sat down with Zamp Driver Becca Taylor to talk about her journey into motorsport so far and what she is looking forward to both in her career and within the sport itself.
Q: How did you get into motorsport? What first attracted you?
A: I have always had a love for cars, which was passed on to me by my Dad. But I always thought racing was out of reach as I grew up in national netball rather than karts. Last year, I was lucky enough to take my Lotus Elise to Blyton Park where I fell in love with track driving and knew I had to take it further. When you are in the car, truly focused, nothing else matters.
Q: Would you say you faced any particular barriers or issues when coming into the sport?
A: There is the obvious barrier of gender where people often doubt me because I am female. I have often been overlooked and questioned but the best thing is to let my driving do the talking. Sadly, the largest barrier (as most will agree) is the financial side. Trying to juggle a job whilst training and pushing for sponsorship is a challenge, but if it was easy, everyone would do it.
Q: Do you feel there is a divide/inequality between genders in motorsport? If so, how has this affected you within your career/experience?
A: As mentioned above, 100%. Often on a race week or even a standard track day, I am either the only female driver or one of two. There is a lack of representation but also treatment. You do notice people treat you different when your helmet is off around the paddock, but when the helmet is hiding your longer hair, it’s thankfully a different story.
Q: What are your future plans/goals within motorsport?
A: I want to push as far I as I go. I have aspirations to race GT, get my ARDs coaching license, use my driving to help my career as a presenter and make a name for myself as well as being an inspiration to women who didn’t start motorsport at 10 years old or come from a wealthy background.
Q: What advice would you give to a young girl/woman wanting to make a start in motorsport?
A: Just do it. The motorsport world can be daunting, but there are a lot of very helpful and kind people who want to help you succeed. Granted, there are some sharks, so find those you trust and just jump in.
Q: What are you most excited about when it comes to the future of motorsport (either for yourself or for the sport in general)?
A: I’m excited to see women race on more of an equal playing field as men. But, personally, I’m most excited for my novice sticker to come off as it will really solidify the fact that I am a racing driver!
Q: What is your favourite thing about your Zamp Helmet?
A: My favourite thing has to be how comfortable and light it is! (And they look awesome🤩)
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