Donington Race Report

Donington Race Report
Racing
This weekend saw my first race of the season at Donington and let's just say it could have gone better. After a particularly cold winter, meaningful testing for most club racers in the country has been difficult to do ahead of the start of the season. I haven't had many test days in the lead up to the my first race and none of them have been warm and dry. Driver excuse number one well and duly noted! Qualifying on new slicks on a warm track should have been absolute heaven at my favourite race circuit, but I couldn't string a decent lap together. After coming in for tyre pressures, I went back out and started chipping away at my times. However, I got stuck behind a novice driver and then…
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New Lighting Sponsor for 2018

New Lighting Sponsor for 2018
Sponsorship
I'm extremely pleased to announce a new sponsor coming on board for the 2018 season! Mode Lighting. Hertfordshire based Mode Lighting are a privately-owned company employing more than 100 people and with over 40 years of manufacturing experience. Specialising in the design, development, manufacture and support of lighting control systems for a wide range of projects from hotels, bars, stadiums and shopping centres to retail spaces, offices, schools, medical centres, smart homes and assisted living solutions. Their flexible, client focussed approach has led to the creation of many unique products to suit most lighting control sectors and their Specification and Engineering Teams are available to offer support through every step of a project, regardless of the size or complexity. I first became aware of the company when I started renovating…
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Talon Outdoor Sponsor Nathalie McGloin Racing For Second Year

Talon Outdoor Sponsor Nathalie McGloin Racing For Second Year
Sponsorship
It's with huge pleasure that I announce that Talon Outdoor have come on board as a major sponsor for a second consecutive year with Nathalie McGloin Racing. Talon were one of the first companies to back NMR with formal sponsorship and they've enjoyed a great relationship since first meeting in 2015. Nathalie was first introduced to Talon Outdoor staff after doing a talk on behalf of Wings For Life in London. Nathalie loved the Talon work ethic and saw parallels with her own: innovative and a fantastic attitude towards strong female leadership. This relationship with Talon has become stronger over time and has led to this exciting second year of sponsorship. Talon had featured in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table as one of the top three fastest growing UK companies…
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The Night Of Champions

The Night Of Champions
Racing
A couple of weeks ago I got an email from Lorraine Gathercole from the BWRDC completely out of the blue. She informed me that I had won the prestigious Lord Wakefield Trophy, an award presented to women for outstanding achievements or services to Motorsport. I was gobsmacked. I've only been in this sport for a short period of time and looking at the list of previous winners, including Susie Wolff and Claire Williams, I could not believe I was soon to be the next name on that trophy. I was invited to the MSA Night of Champions at the RAC Club to collect my award and could not have been more excited in the lead up to the event. However, I'd been struggling with some pain from having all four…
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Your New President of the FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission

Your New President of the FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission
Racing
This is my first blog of the year and I have some very exciting news to announce! Last October I was invited to Paris to meet with Gérard Salliant and Peter Bayer of the FIA to talk to them about my experiences with the disabled racing licence process. I was more than happy to make the trip but was slightly puzzled as to why they had asked for a copy of my CV ahead of the meeting. The meeting was very productive and about forty five minutes in Peter and Gérard looked at each other and said, ‘we haven’t yet told Nathalie why we asked her to come to Paris today!’. What then followed is one of the proudest moments of my life and one that I still find slightly…
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Croft Race Report

Croft Race Report
Racing
It was a tough race going into Croft this weekend. I’ve had ongoing problems with the car since my crash at Brands and Croft was the first weekend where I had a properly fixed car to drive. You’d think that that would have given me some confidence but I was more nervous than I’ve ever been going into the weekend. Friday was the toughest test session I’ve ever had. The track felt horrible! A leaky Marcos leaving a trail of oil online everywhere, pick up like I’ve never seen before and a set up that I found way too stiff for the bumpy surface at Croft left me wanting to go home on the Friday evening. I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to do less than get in that…
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Speaking At The FIA Sports Conference

Speaking At The FIA Sports Conference
Racing, Speaking
Last week was rather incredible. I was asked a few months ago to speak at the FIA Sports Conference in Geneva and I couldn't really believe that I'd been invited! I looked at the speaker list that included Toto Wolff, Mark Webber, Michelle Mouton (to name but a few) and thought, what the hell do they want me there for?! I absolutely jumped at the chance and rearranged my week to accommodate a trip down to Geneva. We drove down in the Turbo as the flight times just wouldn't work for us, and to be honest - any excuse to take the Turbo on a European road trip! After a short blast through France on Monday, we arrived on Tuesday afternoon in Geneva just in time for the start of…
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A Tough First Race Weekend at Silverstone

A Tough First Race Weekend at Silverstone
Racing
This weekend saw my first race out in the Porsche Club Championship of the season at Silverstone historic GP as part of the MG Car Club festival. After missing the opening round at Brands Indy and the following round at Oulton Park, I was hoping for a good couple of races. I'd joined a new team since the mechanical failure at the Brands test day that had caused the ABS failure and consequent crash and we'd made some great progress with the car during testing in the lead up to Silverstone. Ernie Cheetham, the chief mechanic at Lodge Sports Racing has been running his son Steve Cheetham racing various Porsches for the last twenty years and has been involved in motorsport since the 70s. What this man doesn't know about…
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Performance with a purpose – STANLEY® joins forces with pioneering racing driver Nathalie McGloin

Performance with a purpose – STANLEY® joins forces with pioneering racing driver Nathalie McGloin
Sponsorship
  STANLEY® has today announced its partnership with successful British racing driver, Nathalie McGloin, which will see the brand collaborate with the high-achieving young sportswoman throughout her journey over the next twelve months, and beyond.   Nathalie McGloin is an accomplished female racing driver who was paralysed from the chest down following a serious car accident, aged just 16. Through sheer resolve and personal determination, she has transformed her life and excelled in achieving her ambitions, becoming the world’s first, and only, female tetraplegic athlete competing in the car racing arena. Nathalie races an adapted, hand-controlled Porsche 987 Cayman S in the Porsche Club Championship, regularly participating at top level against able-bodied racers.   Nathalie co-founded the charity, Spinal Track, allowing disabled drivers to enjoy track day experiences at Silverstone, UK,…
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Talon Outdoor’s Support Continues

Talon Outdoor’s Support Continues
Sponsorship
Nathalie is extremely proud to champion one of her headline sponsors by proudly wearing their logo on her team kit and newly wrapped car due to be shown for the first time later in the week. Talon Outdoor have supported Nathalie from the beginning of their relationship which started after Nathalie did a talk for the Talon Outdoor staff on behalf of Wings For Life at Talon HQ in 2015. Nathalie loved the Talon work ethic and saw parallels with her own. Innovative, a fantastic attitude towards strong female leadership and the company's charitable generosity gave Nathalie hope that there might be a future partnership between the pair. Talon had featured in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table as one of the top three fastest growing UK companies…
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