As we reported last month Caterham is going to run its own karting championship from 2013, and to sort it out they’ve hired a 20-year old girl.
It’s Laura Tillett, karting ace and the first British female to compete in the ‘KF1’ World Championship, the karting equivalent of Formula One. She’s definitely the lady for the job.
Tillett is well-known name in the British motorpsort scene, as they are the maker of Tillett Racing Seats and the world’s leading supplier of race seats, rib protection and karting accessories.
Laura will spearhead the Caterham kart series project in development and testing. The karting proect will complement Caterham F1 team and Caterham Motorsport’s existing 25 years of experience running low-cost, high-value one-make racing series.
Caterham Motorsport Manager, Simon Lambert, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Laura on board. Kart racing is clearly in her family’s blood and her expert knowledge of the karting world will be invaluable in helping us set up what will be a uniquely accessible championship.
“Laura will be working on every aspect of our planned karting series, from race formats to technical specifications and from race venues to organisational know-how.”