Formula Female, the initiative set up by Irish Hockey Star Nicci Daly to encourage more women to get involved in motorsport, has teamed up with Dublin’s top Indoor Karting centre, Kylemore Karting to launch a new monthly award for females in all disciplines of Motorsport.
Starting in May, they will name a monthly Star Drive, picked by a panel from all motorsport disciplines across the country. The monthly winner will be the subject of a press release from Leo Nulty Promotions, a feature on Motorsport.ie and a cash award of €100.
When the last monthly winner is named in September, all of the winners will be invited to Kylemore Karting for a Media Training Day, and of course, a race! The initiative aims to recognise, reward and highlight the performance of women in motorsport in Ireland.
To be eligible for the award, competitors simply have to log onto formulafemale.org and register their details.
Nicci Daly, Formula Female: “I am delighted that we have teamed up with Kylemore Karting. Not only
do we now have a base to introduce newcomers to karting, but we can recognise and award females across all disciplines. Formula Female aims to Engage, Educate and Empower- and that is exactly what we are doing here!”
Kyle Kennedy, Kylemore Karting: “I am delighted to be involved in what is a great initiative. Kylemore has a history steeped in Motorsport and I am delighted to continue that association with Formula Female. Like me, Nicci was brought here as a kid by her father and it is fitting that we are now both shaking hands on this deal- a number of years later!”
About Formula Female:
Formula Female was set up in 2018 by Irish Hockey Star Nicci Daly. Daly is also a qualified Motorsport Engineer and has worked with the Juncos Indycar Team in the United States. Her father Vivion Daly was one of the most successful National racing drivers ever in Ireland and her uncle, Derek Daly was a Formula One driver with Williams Grand Prix in the 80s.
Nicci has a passion to encourage more females into motorsport, but not just as competitors. Through promoting the choice of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects for schoolgirls, she wants to see more female engineers and mechanics, as well as drivers. Formula Female recently invited Ireland’s top female sports stars to Mondello Park to take on their Ambassador, Nicole Drought, in a BMW M2 Competition. They linked this event to 20×20’s “Can’t See It Can’t Be It” campaign and the event was attended by many young girls, keen to meet their rolemodels, as well as Motorsport Ireland, Sport Ireland, TG4 and of course 20×20. This was the first of a number of such initiatives that Formula Female will roll out in the coming months.