Rally driver Ashleigh Morris writes about her ambitions for the season in this week's Press & Journal.
As I write this, I’m preparing for the new season of the Scottish Rally Championship.
We kicked off with the Snowman Rally near Inverness at the weekend, and it was fantastic to get back out in the car for the first time in over four months. I was quite cautious for the first couple of miles on stage one having new suspension and tyres to get used to.
It was my first visit to the Snowman and I really enjoyed the stages. They flowed really well and didn’t get too cut up even on our second run through.
I was delighted to finish 3rd in class M2 and first female driver, so it’s a great start to our season. I’m looking forward to getting a test in the car before we head to the Speyside Stages in April, then the iconic Jim Clark Rally in May.
I entered the championship for the first time last year after several years of circuit rallying, but due to a reduced calendar because of Covid, this is my first visit to these three events.
I was delighted to win the Scottish Ladies’ title last year in my first season in the championship, and it was great to celebrate with my team, sponsors and other competitors in January at the SRC awards dinner before the new season commences.
While the higher levels of the sport are now investing in electrification and hybrid models, it will be a long time until that technology can filter down to the grassroots of motorsport With this in mind, I’m pleased to renew my partnership with Carbon Positive Motorsport and will be a brand ambassador for them again for 2022. They launched last year with the aim of making motorsport more environmentally sustainable.
It’s critical for the future of our sport that we take action, and while the higher levels of the sport are now investing in electrification and hybrid models, it will be a long time until that technology can filter down to the grassroots of motorsport. Read the full Press & Journal article
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