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.
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 is now competing in longer races with the 750mc in the Cartek Roadsports Endurance Series. 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 will certainly be 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 Sentebale and 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 and 2013.
On 26th May, Rebecca and Quinntech Racing took the Turtle Boxster fitted with a new set of Michelin tyres to Norfolk based circuit Snetterton. Changes to the car included a new aero kit with GT3 bumper from Design 911 and a carbon fibre rear spoiler. Snetterton is a circuit that is very special to Rebecca because it is where she scored her first victory during torrential rain in her 2nd season of racing in the very competitive BRSCC Porsche 924 Championship. Qualifying started with an att
Rebecca was lucky enough to chauffeur Le Mans Legend Allan McNish and quiz him about what it takes to be a World Endurance Championship winning racing driver. As a BRSCC champion herself, winning the Production Boxster Championship last year she was keen to learn what it would take to carry that momentum forward to achieve her goal of competing at Le Mans in 2016. Allan has copious amounts of experience in all forms of circuit racing and is one of the best mentors to advise any racer of how to