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Karting Girls: Alana Taylor

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Age: 17

From: Scotland, Glasgow

Started karting: Aged 13, 2010

When was your first race: Forest Edge, 2010

What series you currently race in: Senior Rotax, Super One Series

Have you won any races: Only a few club meetings

 

 

How did you get into it?

It was never anything I would consider, but growing up with four brothers meant I was a bit of a tomboy and was interested in quad bikes and motorsport, even people in my family were involved which influenced me more.

I’d watch Formula One every year as a fan. Drivers like Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher inspired me greatly, even Lewis Hamilton for winning the World Championship at such an early age. In 2009, my brother decided to go Indoor Karting for his birthday and I found out that I was quite fast and was really interested and excited from the adrenaline rush, and so I went every week trying to get the fastest lap and soon bought my own suit and helmet.

Eventually, one of my mum’s clients told her about his racing, and she mentioned my interest. The next thing I know, I’m at Forest Edge kart track to take my ARK’s test and join my first team. I’d say I’m quite competitive with everything I do, as I used to do a lot of athletic events for my school, but it is nothing in comparison to the buzz you get from racing. I hope to build my experience up and win championships, although this will require a lot of hard work and drive as well as sacrifice, especially since I was so late into karting which means I need to push even harder to catch up.

It’s always hard travelling to different tracks for the weekend, even more so living in Glasgow; sometimes I’d have a bad weekend or race and it’d make the travelling seem pointless. There’s also a lot of pressure to do well and be fast, your mind is always thinking about what to do out on the track and it happens within a matter of seconds before you reach an apex, therefore you need to get everything perfect. However, it all makes it worth while when everything goes smoothly and you have a sense of satisfaction that you’ve accomplished a great end result, even if you don’t win but you know you’ve done your best.

I have a great passion for the sport, and I’m really looking forward to what the next few years bring, whether that be in cars or karting.

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Karting Girls: Alana Taylor

photo 1

 

Age: 17

From: Scotland, Glasgow

Started karting: Aged 13, 2010

When was your first race: Forest Edge, 2010

What series you currently race in: Senior Rotax, Super One Series

Have you won any races: Only a few club meetings

 

 

How did you get into it?

It was never anything I would consider, but growing up with four brothers meant I was a bit of a tomboy and was interested in quad bikes and motorsport, even people in my family were involved which influenced me more.

I’d watch Formula One every year as a fan. Drivers like Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher inspired me greatly, even Lewis Hamilton for winning the World Championship at such an early age. In 2009, my brother decided to go Indoor Karting for his birthday and I found out that I was quite fast and was really interested and excited from the adrenaline rush, and so I went every week trying to get the fastest lap and soon bought my own suit and helmet.

Eventually, one of my mum’s clients told her about his racing, and she mentioned my interest. The next thing I know, I’m at Forest Edge kart track to take my ARK’s test and join my first team. I’d say I’m quite competitive with everything I do, as I used to do a lot of athletic events for my school, but it is nothing in comparison to the buzz you get from racing. I hope to build my experience up and win championships, although this will require a lot of hard work and drive as well as sacrifice, especially since I was so late into karting which means I need to push even harder to catch up.

It’s always hard travelling to different tracks for the weekend, even more so living in Glasgow; sometimes I’d have a bad weekend or race and it’d make the travelling seem pointless. There’s also a lot of pressure to do well and be fast, your mind is always thinking about what to do out on the track and it happens within a matter of seconds before you reach an apex, therefore you need to get everything perfect. However, it all makes it worth while when everything goes smoothly and you have a sense of satisfaction that you’ve accomplished a great end result, even if you don’t win but you know you’ve done your best.

I have a great passion for the sport, and I’m really looking forward to what the next few years bring, whether that be in cars or karting.

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