Hawley's efforts in FJC this season should inspire more female junior racers to compete - Photo: Jon Elsey

Even though she may be the only driver on the Fiesta Junior grid this season who happens to be female, Jamie-Lea Hawley is still holding her own and making a name of herself. Olivia Humphrey caught up with her back at Snetterton to find out how she feels about competing in FJC against the boys.

You are the only girl on the grid at the moment do you see yourself as a role model for any young girls wanting to get into this line of motorsport?
I definitely feel that females should get into the sport more because it is a male dominated sport, females need to show that they are capable of being up at the front of the grid.

Do you find that there are many barriers to overcome?
Being the only female, it is hard to get into it. You feel that you are on the outside. However, with this championship you feel welcomed.

Do you feel that you have a lot of support behind you?
Yes definitely.

Jamie-Lea currently sits 14th in the points standings but has managed to take her tally into treble figures with 114pts. With support and guidance from her crew and teammates at Specialized Motorsport, Hawley's confidence continues to increase with every lap she drives. Surely the premise of more top 10 finishes has to be on the cards for the rest of the season.

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