Jess Hawkins takes to the tracks for the first time this season, and leaves ‘rookies’ behind.
This weekend saw Jess Hawkins behind the wheel of the PMR Vauxhall Astra to compete in the Snetterton BTCC weekend for the first time this season. Jess had previously teased about potentially driving for Power Maxed Racing over on her Instagram, so when fans finally saw her live-in action, they were glued to their seats.
With very little preparation beforehand, Jess had to master rounds 22, 23 and 24 following on from just one single test day and a 50-minute practice session before getting ready on the starting grid. Typically, a driver would have hours of practice sessions behind the wheel to familiarise themselves with the car, but without these additional practices, Jess naturally has less of an advantage.
However, she proved to the BTCC ITV audience that coming in late and having little knowledge or experience does not hinder her success as she swooped past some of the season’s most talented drivers.
Jess came in ahead of fellow new drivers making their debut at Snetterton. She crossed the finish line in 20th, just ahead of Paul Rivett in 21st. Glynn Geddie wound up 24th, with Clio Cup Champion, Ethan Hammerton, in 26th. In fact, Jess's speed became more rapid throughout the weekend, consistently posting times that would see her comfortably racing within the top 15.
Coming into one of the world’s toughest forms of motorsport is a difficult move to make, but Jess managed to hold her own – passing vastly more experienced drivers in the final race – which is an incredible achievement, and one that proves that being late into the game does not mean being behind.
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