Motorsport UK today (11th May) announced that Chloe Grant has joined the widely successful Girls on Track UK programme as an official ambassador. She joins a list of inspiring female figures in the motorsport world including broadcasters Ariana Bravo, Louise Goodman and Natalie Pinkman, drivers Jamie Chadwick and Catie Munnings, as well as others who drive forward motorsport engineering, management and volunteering.
The announcement was made ahead of the Extreme E Hydro X Prix this weekend (13th-14th May) which will be held in Dumfries and Galloway on the former Glenmuckloch opencast coal mine site where Chloe will support a Girls on Track programme event at the race location. 80 girls from local schools have been invited to experience the event from behind the scenes and meet drivers and team personnel.
Chloe is already supported by the Motorsport UK Driver Academy and is currently in her first year of her Motorsport UK Enhanced Diploma in Sport Excellence (DiSE) course which is designed to support talented drivers through the sporting and academic pathway.
Chloe herself was inspired at a Dare to be Different event, the predecessor to Girls on Track UK, at her home track of Knockhill back in 2016 and she said “I am so proud to become a Girls on Track Ambassador and to give back to the programme that got me started in my motorsport career. I remember very clearly when I experienced this sport that I needed to be a part of it. I was helped so much by Girls on Track to find my path. It gave me advice and then genuine real-life experience as I was introduced to the Motorsport UK Driver Academy, which has been invaluable in developing my strengths as a driver. I’m really looking forward to giving all that experience to other girls as they start or continue their own journeys.”
Speaking about her appointment as an ambassador, Hugh Chambers the CEO of Motorsport UK added “Chloe is the proof of why our Motorsport UK Girls on Track programme is so relevant and effective; providing the opportunity for girls to turn their motorsport dreams into reality. With a community of over 6,000 females engaged with our UK programme, they have the collective energy and inspiration to provide guidance to young girls aspiring to a career in the sport, whether in driving, engineering or a host of other careers. Chloe’s story is a role model for that journey. For her to now become a Girls on Track ambassador and pass on all she has learnt to a new cohort of girls is amazing. We thank her for her commitment and wish her the very best of luck in this first season of racing with the F1 Academy”.