Porsche Racing Driver and ITV4 presenter Rebecca Jackson is determined to compete in the prestigious ‘Le Mans 24 hour’ endurance race, respected as one of the toughest races that exists. Rebecca has had her eye on racing at Le Mans since an early age and this was fortified after spectating at the event as a guest of Michelin.
This season Rebecca will be competing in the Bute Motorsport GT Cup Championship behind the wheel of a factory built Porsche 911 Cup car, sharing the drive with Kent based Mike Sellar.
The female racing driver and TV presenter has engineered a four year plan to progress through the Porsche brand up to GT racing and eventually the highly prestigious ‘Le Mans 24 hour’ endurance race. In her second season of racing she achieved 5 podiums in the fiercely competitive BRSCC Porsche 924 Championship including a race victory. In line with her plan, after winning the BRSCC Production Boxster Championship in 2013, she then went onto compete in longer races with the 750mc in the Cartek Roadsports Endurance Series backed by Turtle Wax. She has correctly identified the stepping stones that the Porsche racing championships offer, although she has always been interested in Porsche and its motorsport heritage, not least due to their success at Le Mans. However, she readily admits that her efforts will probably not be limited to the Porsche brand and all options remain open in her effort to meet her objectives.
Rebecca's ‘Project Le Mans’ is attracting a volley of interest from the international press and is being very well documented through, press, TV and social media . This is important as in addition to her objectives of competing at the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race she also has peripheral endeavours.
She intends to use the press profile that ‘Project Le Mans’ is attracting to promote awareness for Breast Cancer Research. She has also pledged 100% of the profits, made through sales of selected commissioned merchandising, to be donated to charities that devote their efforts in getting vulnerable and homeless children off the streets and educating them in a stable environment. Funds will be raised for Instituto Ayrton Senna.
Rebecca is determined to compete at Le Mans as to act as an inspiration to women in what ever their aspirations in life are. Rebecca truly believes that with the right level of diligence committment, belief, and of course a little luck, anyone can achieve their ambitions. After all, she was a Michelin Inspirational Woman 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Rebecca recently visited Ten Tenths, one of the world's leading motorsport preparation companies to find out how it deals with some of the issues associated with preparing and running such beautiful and rare vehicles. Modern fuels burn much hotter and these cars are pushed more on a race track today than they ever were in their heyday. This presents a number of challenges for Ten Tenths but the company gets around it with innovative heat management solutions. In the video, Rebecca looks at
Rebecca has been working closely with the clothing brand Belstaff over the past few months and their latest collection is surprisingly apt. It focuses on the concept of a woman taking off into a natural realm with no frontiers or limitations. This freedom works nicely alongside the image of a strong, female racing driver, don't you think? The collection centres around outerwear that's full of texture, volume and length. As the AW15 season approaches there's plenty of opportunity for