Irish Karter Cole Joins UK F1000 Series as she aims for W Series
Cork karter Kayleigh Cole recently announced that she will contest the UK F1000 series in 2021. Having tested one of the motorbike powered machines in 2020, the championship winning karter is convinced that the class is an idea path to the W Series, which recently announced it will support the F1 Championship eight times in 2021.
“After testing the F1000 single seater last year I had hoped to race in the 2020 SWALLOW HILL HOMES F1000 CHAMPIONSHIP but unfortunately Covid restricted our plans this year, so watching from the sidelines has been tough.”, said the Rotax Max racer.
Kayleigh can’t wait to test the F1000 car which the Cole family recently collected from the UK. “I am fully focused on the 2021 F1000 championship and hopefully we can attract some sponsors to support and help further my racing career. I already have a lot of people to thank for supporting me, especially my parents for sacrificing so much to allow me to follow my dreams and hopefully this will be the start of something special”
Since its launch in 1997 the F1000 Championship (formerly Formula Jedi) has provided exciting, cost-effective racing and has established itself as the premier bike-engined, single-seater category in the UK. Ideal for the novice or serious club racer, F1000 also offers a proven and affordable route onto the single-seater ladder from karting. This is truly some of the fastest and most competitive single-seater racing in the country! Using a proven ‘slicks and wings’ racing car with excellent handling characteristics and powered by a 1000cc high performance motorbike engine, you can find yourself going from 0-60mph in just 3 seconds and on to 150mph, while revving to around 14000rpm! The F1000 Championship visits the most popular circuits in the UK and generates grids of over 20 cars, benefiting from full factory spares and support at every race meeting.
Header Image from F1000/Naiad Photography
Kayleigh Cole image from Marc Quinlivan Photography