2018 Junior Welsh Tarmac Champion - Class 7 Winner - 3rd Overall
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