Abby Lock has been getting to grips with her self-prepared Fiesta - Photo: Abby Lock

The Fiesta Junior Championship gains its newest driver on the grid this weekend at Donington Park, as Abby Lock is set to make her circuit racing debut in the season finale, where a 4-way battle for the title is set to take place.

The 14-year-old from Woodbridge will become the 4th female driver to line up on a Fiesta Junior grid, following in the footsteps of Natasha Hussain, Jessica King and more recently Jamie-Lea Hawley, who has made tremendous progress in her first season of racing this year.

Before this weekend, Abby spoke to us and gave us an insight into her experience in racing so far and what she's hoping to achieve.

"FJC is my first entry into competitive motorsport, after some non-competitive karting with family and friends over the last few years. My interest in going racing probably comes from my parents who own Hangar 111 – a Lotus Specialist & Race team, where I have spent a lot of my time growing up around the cars. Over the last few years, I have spent time with Dad and the race team, gaining experience of how things work, learning about safety procedures and what a race car needs to be a good car.

In the period I was karting, we found out about the Fiesta Junior Championship through the BRSCC. After obtaining more info, we went on to buy and start preparing a car, go to a couple of FJC race meets and meet other competitors. Things progressed from there, and since everyone was so kind, welcoming and the quality of racing was great, I decided it was something I absolutely wanted to do.

Ahead of my first race meet, I am very excited, but since I have never been on the grid before, slightly nervous. At the moment, I’m itching to get out in the car, get to know everyone ahead of next year, and enjoy my time at Donington.

I’m hoping to get more confident in the car with more testing and getting the car as good as it can be. If I take anything away from being at Donington, it’ll be gaining confidence in the car under race conditions."

Since this interview, Abby has tested her car at Silverstone successfully and now heads to the final round ready to take her first steps in circuit racing. On behalf of everyone at the BRSCC and within the Fiesta Junior paddock - welcome to the grid, Abby!

Scott Woodwiss

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