Motorsport Ireland’s Karting Commission announced on Monday the launch of their Girls On Track which will support female Motorsport Ireland license holders from the age of six upwards who are competing across the island of Ireland.
Motorsport Ireland Kart Racing is an all-inclusive sport catering for both male and female competitors and is one of the few sports where male and female competitors can compete together on a level playing field from an early age.
Speaking about Monday’s news,Kieran Coleman, Chairman, Motorsport Ireland Karting Commission commented: “
Through MI Karting Girls on Track, we want our young female competitors to feel that they are part of the MI Karting family and show that kart racing is open to women, in all of its aspects of sport, no matter whether they are a competitor, official, mechanic, sister, daughter or Mum.
President of Motorsport Ireland, John Naylor commented on the announcement saying:
We want to encourage more females into Irish motorsport and karting is a great place to start from as early as 6 years of age. Through Girls on Track, Motorsport Ireland will nurture and support our young female license holders so that they can reach their full potential here in Ireland and internationally.”