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 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 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.
Journey to Le Mans is a very special film about one man's journey to lead his team to the famous Le Mans 24-hour race. It was only right that Rebecca was on the red carpet to share in Simon Dolan's story. Last week the film premièred at 70 Vue cinemas across the UK and will be making its way to DVD soon. It's a very gritty, truthful look into the world of racing and what it takes to get there, there's very little of the glamour that Formula One coverage gets. Check
Rebecca has been busy with road tests (including a long term test of the BMW 435i) and lots of filming. You may have noticed that updates on social media were a little scarce but normal service has now resumed and there's so much we need to tell you. Firstly, Rebecca has been working on driver development. Despite all the fun things she's been doing, Project Le Mans is always at the forefront of her mind. Rebecca is taking her training to the next level and that means getting in some si