Jade tries her first Kart on an aptly named “Jade” Chassis.
She gets her licence and starts racing in 100cc TKM Kart. Her first race is at Little Rissington
Jade wins her first heat at Kim Bolton and gains a podium at Llandow in TKM
Jade moves up to “Seniors”. She takes a big jump and starts competing in 125cc Gearbox Karts in the British Championship
Jade is invited to drive for Mazda Europe in Britcar. She competes in her first race the same week as her driving test and goes on to race in the 24hr Race at Silverstone. She becomes the youngest person at that time to compete in a 24 hour endurance race.
First podium finish with Mazda
Jade achieves her dream of driving up the Hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed. (For Mazda) Dancing at the Ball included
Jade finds her niche and competes in her first Rally. Seeded 62nd, she finished an impressive 30 places ahead at 32nd.
At Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jade drives the loose surface Rally Stage (her first time of this surface) and tops a 15th fastest stage time - on the same time sheet as multiple world champion Sebastian Loeb
Jade gets her first top 10 result with Co-Driver Sarah Edwards
Jade and Sarah enter the Motorsport News Championship where the girls push to the limit in Jades Impreza – achieving up to 5th overall in the Championship. A roll puts an end to the seamless 7 rounds of the championship.
The first 1st in Class award in Jade’s Dad’s Evo III. Borrowed whilst Jade’s car is rebuilt!
Hungry to prove herself after a draught of competition, Jade enters the Welsh Tarmac Championship with the aim to get a top 10 Championship finish.
Jade wins the Junior Title, becomes “King of Epynt” and is 3rd in the over all Championship.
After 10 years challenging competition, Jade becomes a Champion.
Jade is asked by Jaguar to drive their one-off F-Type Jaguar Rally Car.
She drives on a number of events including Goodwood Festival of Speed and a demo stage at Wales Rally GB. She is proudly referred to as their “Resident Rally Driver”.
Jade currently competes in the Welsh Tarmac Championship in a Subaru WRX Sti rally car, prepared by GroupB Motorsport in Deeside to a national Group A Specification.
In October 2018, Jade became the Junior Welsh Tarmac Champion. She also won her Class and was 3rd Overall in the Welsh Tarmac Championship.
She has been competing since the age of 15 having started karting in a 100cc TKM Kart. Her first race was in the pouring rain at Little Rissington in the Cotswolds. She came about success securing her first podium at Llandow at 16.
Jade moved quickly into the very challenging 125cc KZ2 Gearbox Kart Class. This was extremely tough but Jade gained further skills and was to develop her race craft in one of the quickest forms of kart racing. (0-60 in 4 seconds).
17 year old Jade was fortunate to then be invited to race for Mazda as part of the endurance race programme. Her first race was the same week as her driving test! Jade rose to the challenge and succeeded in winning more podiums with the Mazda Europe Team. Importantly she learned how to be a professional race driver – dealing with sponsors and engineers.
As the race programme came to a close Jade found her true passion of Rallying. Having grown up watching her Dad compete in various Rally cars (and singing nursery rhymes through the head sets as a toddler) She felt completely at home in a Rallying environment.
GroupB Motorsport has built the Subaru she has competed in ever since from a bare shell with specialised weld in roll cage, for strength and safety. The engine, also preapred by GroupB Motorsport, is matched to a 6 speed gearbox and a 4 wheel drive system.
The suspension is hand built by Australian Company BC and the racing brakes are Tarmac specification requiring 18" wheels to accommodate the large calipers.
Jade intends to carry on competing in 2019 and continue to make a positive impact in the Motorsport world.
Supplier shout out!
GroupB Motorsport: Preparation of historic and modern race and rally cars.
Slicks Tyres: Suppliers of Hankook Rally Tyres for the wet, dry and everything in between!
Sparco: Seats, belts, steering wheel, helmet, overalls, gloves and boots. Simply the best!
Summary and High Lights:
Karting; Junior TKM, Rotax, Senior KZ2
Racing; Mazda MX5 Endurance Racing, tested Mini to Jaguar
Rally; Subaru and Mitsubishi, Jaguar XF Rally Car, Classic Ford Escorts and others.
Demo Events: Goodwood Festival of Speed, Cholmondley Pagent of Power, Race Retro at Stoneleigh and raced at the Autosport International Charity Kart race.
Kart Raced against Formula 1, BTCC, Indy Lights and WRC competitors and beat them all!
TV and Public Appearances;
Featured on Young Welsh and Pretty Minted, BBC Sport Website, the Times, local press, supplements, Motorsport magazines, Motors TV and Dave TV.
Dreams that Came True: Powered up the hill climb and rally stage at Goodwood Festival of Speed