Alice Hughes is one of those rare things in Motorsport; not only does she have a dream of being a professional driver, but everyone who has raced with her, worked with her, coached and mentored her along the way believes she will be too.
Alice started her racing career, as many aspiring stars do, in National Autograss – one of the most fiercely competitive forms of amateur Motorsport there is in the UK. After becoming a 3 x National champion, Alice and the team made the transition to tarmac racing, allowing her ability to flourish.
Alice’s dreams, however lay beyond amateur Motorsport. With her eyes firmly set on one day competing in Britain’s top saloon car formula, the British Touring Car Championship, a move from short oval racing to circuit racing was required.
Alice says: “It’s been an extremely exciting journey so far! Winning the Mighty Mini Championship and becoming Motorsport New’s Driver of the Weekend at Brands Hatch Mini festival (picking up two wins) has to be one of the best moments in my career so far. We’ve also made a lot of valuable contacts within the industry and we couldn’t do what we do without the help and support of our partners.”
The Mighty Mini Championship was an amazing introduction to circuit racing, however, as a driver I wanted to experience more power. We made the decision to build a Hot Hatch Fiesta which pushed nearly 300bhp.
This allowed Alice to gain more skills and took to the car like a duck to water. In her debut, she picked up a lap record at Silverstone.
So far, Steve Hughes, previous racer and unbelievably proud father has been the main sponsor and fundraiser for Alice’s blossoming career. However, as everyone knows in Motorsport, even when your talent is acknowledged by the best in the business, without investment, the talent and dreams will come to a stop.
Alice is truly a promising star of circuit racing in the future. Please take the opportunity to be part of this young girl’s career, and join the team on this fantastic journey. All talent needs support to flourish, and we wish Alice all the best of luck on her fund raising, and hope to see her on our TV screens very soon!