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.
We can all agree the weather has been pretty miserable over the last week or so but these are the conditions Rebecca thrives in. It was a weekend of changeable weather at Snetterton which kept Team Turtle Wax on its toes throughout Saturday and Sunday. The weekend started off well with Rebecca and Mike starting the first race 13th out of 25 cars, having qualified 4th in class. Rebecca only had time to do three laps during qualifying but even from her first lap she was matching Mike's early
After an eventful weekend at Silverstone last time out, Rebecca is looking forward to tackling Snetterton in her Porsche 911. This track is one of Rebecca's favourites as it's where she picked up her first victory – in the wet – during her second race season in the highly competitive BRSCC Porsche 924 Championship. With more experience under her belt and a much more powerful car to play with, Rebecca is confident she can continue the progress she's seen so far this