The Only Female Tetraplegic Racing Driver In The World Nathalie McGloin Brings More People To The Track
Tetraplegic racer Nathalie McGloin wants people with disabilities to experience what it’s like to speed around a track. She founded Spinal Track to let them do just that. After breaked her spine in a car injury when she was at school, McGloin decided she wasn’t going to let her injury stop her from doing whatever she wanted. Now she races a hand-controlled Cayman S in the Porsche Club Championship and Classic Sports Car Club, competing against able-bodied men.
Since I last wrote we've been to Fuji, one of the most scenic race tracks in the world, Amsterdam, China, where we were on
Travelling is always something I enjoy, depending on the seat and person next to me! But venturing around the world is always
It has been a few weeks since my last blog because, well , it's been mad! After the events of Gumball 3000 a couple months back, there was a long lead up working hard for the Le Mans 24hour race. It is a race that stands out as one of the best in the world along with the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indy 500. I feel lucky enough to have raced on all three tracks.
Pic Credit: Author's own We spent a lot of our time in the DS Virgin Racing pits, which felt like being on the film set of
What's a typical week for a racing driver? Well, we don't have one! That's part of the reason I love what I do - no two days have to be the same. 5th January and that's it, Christmas is over, goodbyes to the family and straight on a plane! First up it was off to compete in the Asian Le Mans series, then to Dubai for the annual Dubai 24hour and then to Kuala Lumpur.
Rush follows the tense rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and the Austrian Nikki Lauda from the beginning of their careers and over the course of one formidable race season in 1976 that saw Lauda involved in a near-fatal crash.
There are no two ways about it - racing tracks are cool. Even when there are no cars on them, just looking at the chicanes and the straights brings home the smell of burning rubber and the excitement that goes with it.