Kayleigh Cole, a 17-year old driver from Cork is heading to Donington Park this weekend to compete in the F1000 championship race weekend.

Kayleigh recently joined the competitive F1000 UK Championship, following three years competitive karting in Ireland. She made great progress at her debut race weekend at Silverstone Race Circuit back in April. Kayleigh was named ‘Best Newcomer’ for the most progression in a single race weekend, winning herself a day on a Sim at the IZONE Performance Centre. Kayleigh finished P17 in Race 1, P18 in Race 2 & P15 Race 3, putting her in Joint 16th in the Championship and Joint 11th in the Clubman’s Cup.

Cole commented on the news, saying:

“I’m really excited but also nervous going into the next round of the F1000 championship. We are a lot more prepared for Donington than we were for my first race at Silverstone thanks to a full day’s testing there in February. I’ve worked hard with my driver coach Sarah Moore on analysing data, building my confidence and getting up to speed so I’m really looking forward to racing this weekend.


“It’s a big challenge moving from karting to single seater racing nevertheless we are sure that racing with F1000 UK is the best decision we could have made. My main goal at Donington this weekend is to get great starts and then stick with the pack while continuing to work on my race craft, which will help me bring my times down lap after lap.”


“There is a great buzz around the paddock with this F1000 Championship – everyone is so friendly and helpful, and the 750 Motor Club do a great job when it comes to the running of their race weekends

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