PROFILE

Hi I'm Becky! I've been interested in cars and driving for as long as I can remember - when I was young it was so frustrating having to wait until I was 17 and allowed to drive properly, however once I reached that milestone I was straight out onto the road!

After many years watching rallying on the television I got my first real taste of the sport in 2001 when I did a one day rally driving course as a birthday present. After a day spent power-sliding and handbraking a Mk II Escort around in the gravel, I immediately caught the rally bug and made it my mission to somehow get properly involved in the sport!

I started off by doing a bit of marshalling at various forest rallies which was a great way to learn more about the sport and to meet more like-minded people, but my real chance came in 2006 when I entered the national Lady Quest rally driving competition and, after a lengthy assessment process, I was lucky enough to win!

The Lady Quest scholarship prize was a series of events in an MG ZR rally car, beginning with the very tough Lombard Rally in October 2006, a real baptism of fire with four days (and nights!) of competition all over the country.

In 2007 I undertook a programme of events in order to qualify for my National A competition licence. This enabled me to end my Lady Quest scholarship with the prestigious Swansea Bay rally. My time in the little ZR finished on a high when I won my class in Swansea, an achievement I was delighted with.

After a few events in a VW Polo 1400 I made a full return to competition in 2010 and I competed in the national BTRDA Rally First championship which takes place all over England and Wales. I used a Rally4Real Nissan Micra and despite having a bad crash on one event I took the BTRDA Ladies championship title, an achievement I am very proud of.

For 2011 I purchased a new car, a Ford Fiesta ST which I used in the high-profile BRC Challenge championship. Another very successful season saw me win the BRC Challenge Ladies title and also take second place in the overall championship for my class which I was over the moon with! I ended the year by competing on the world championship Rally GB event where I battled through four days of tough competition to win my class.

Getting married and having a baby meant that my only outing in 2012 was at the Ormskirk Motorfest and I have since had another child so I have not yet returned to the stages. Freddie is still competing though! My husband Tim used him in the BRC Challenge in 2013 and 2014 and then he finished Wales Rally GB in 2015 before competing in the ST Trophy.