The daughter of a Bromley FC supporter and proud sponsor has been shortlisted for Karting Magazine’s prestigious ‘Rookie of the Year’ award and needs a huge number of votes to catch the two leaders who both drive for the largest Cadet team in the UK. She’s currently 3rd in the voting scores and to win this title would mean so much to her and indeed may even help her gain some sponsorship opportunities too.
Just click the link below, scroll to the bottom of the page, click the Facebook button and ‘like’ Emily’s voting page please.
Voting closes on 25th November.
Emily Linscott, 13, from Langdon Hills, Basildon, has gone from strength to strength in her short but illustrious racing career. In addition to the 19 podium finishes in finals, numerous heat wins, her first podium in Owner Driver Junior Subaru series and current lap record holder at Lydd Circuit in Kent, Emily has just clinched the Bayford Meadows Junior Club ‘Monza’ Championship after competing in just 6 of the 7 rounds, never finishing off the podium, scoring the most points of all drivers in both the ‘Silverstone’ and ‘Monza’ classes. She’s also now ranked 18th in the UK for Sodi World Series after competing in just 8 of the 16 rounds to date.
Emily was also honoured with the prestigious ‘Jack Petchey Foundation award for ‘Inspiration to other youngsters’ in June following her incredible rise through the ranks of the karting world. The award ceremony will be in March 2017.
With Emily’s aim to have a successful professional racing career driving in GT race cars, she’s already been allowed to do some testing of the fabulous Ginetta G40 Junior car, which she hoping to be in next season. Testing with HHC Motorsport, the most successful team in the Ginetta Junior Championship, she immediately impressed them with her pace and attitude, listening to her driver coach and learning the new skills required to drive one of these challenging cars.
She also took part in the Ginetta Junior Scholarship in October as one of only 60 of the top young drivers in the country to be offered a place. With the help of Sam White, her personal trainer at Everyone Active, Basildon Sporting Village, she trained very hard for the exacting fitness tests. She managed to beat all but one other in her fitness group at the scholarship but due to illness the previous two days, she had nothing left in her energy reserves to drive the car, much to the surprise of all the teams there watching, as this was the one area they expected her to be strong in. Whilst she didn’t progress to the final day, she’s taken the fantastic experience away with her and aims to win it next year, if she’s fortunate enough to be invited to compete of course. Sam has made all the difference to her physical and mental approach to her racing with his excellent core fitness and general strength regime, which she’s continuing with as part of her personal development to become the racing driver she so desperately wants to be. In recognition of her physical achievements in the gym and her improved focus, Emily has been nominated for National Member of the Month too.
Since the scholarship, Emily has received two offers from teams interested in running her in next seasons televised ‘Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship’, which forms part of the ‘British Touring Car Championship’ package, the biggest motorsport series in the UK. She’s flattered by the offers but there’s still a huge budget that needs to be found before she can accept a drive…but watch this space as there’s already considerable local business interest in supporting her.
Emily just passed her Junior ARDS test at Silverstone on Sunday 6th November, which allows her to officially race cars once she turns 14 in December.
Her dedicated website and social media pages are being created as we speak; these will be published in due course so you can follow her career with interest. Her future looks bright, so please watch this space for news of Emily’s forthcoming media channels.
- 19 podium finishes in Finals (numerous heat wins) – 4 x 1st, 9 x 2nd & 6 x 3rd places
- Secured her first, class podium (3rd) in Owner Driver in Junior Subaru Endure at Bayford Meadows on 25th September 2016
- Set new lap record at Lydd corporate kart circuit on her first visit on 30th May 2016 – still stands today.
- Awarded the ‘Parents Award for the best attitude and most inspirational driver’ from Brentwood Karting Academy – 21st May 2016
- Awarded ‘The Jack Petchey Award for Inspiration to Other Youngsters’ in June 2016 (award ceremony March 2017)
- Bayford Meadows Junior Club ‘Monza’ Champion 2016 after competing in only 6 of the 7 rounds, never off the podium scoring the most points of all drivers in both ‘Silverstone’ and ‘Monza’ classes.
- Currently ranked 18th in the UK for SODI World Series after only driving in 8 race meetings.
- One of the top 60 drivers in the UK to be offered a place in this year’s Ginetta Junior Scholarship competition.
- Passed her Junior ARDS (Association of Racing Drivers Schools) Licence test at
- Silverstone on November 6th 2016
- Shortlisted for ‘Karting Magazine’s’ prestigious ‘Rookie of the Year’ Award.
- Nominated for Everyone Active’s ‘National Member of the Month’ Award.