The third Ladies’ Night @Kartright was more successful than ever, with the ladies having much fun and enjoying themselves immensely.
Created by prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay with the objective of attracting more women into motorsports, Ladies’ Night @Kartright is an initiative supported by MIndCHIC Club and 9tro. A monthly event held at Kartright Speedway, Ladies’ Night @Kartright also serves as a platform for Cheryl to select members for her female-only kart racing team, CTMC2! Racing Angels, for the OCBC Corporate Karting Challenge 2011.
Coached by our very own Singaporean touring car racer Gerald Tan, the evening started off with an introduction before a theory lesson.
Gerald was great with the women, addressing their queries and making them laugh, creating a friendly atmosphere.
Once the classroom must-do was out of the way, the ladies were sent for the mandatory safety briefing by Kartright Speedway before going out for practice.
Something new for the class: Gerald led each group out for an orientation lap, where he showed them the right racing line so that they could follow it later. This also bought time for the ladies to warm up to the karts and also to know the track.
After two laps, Gerald came back in so that they could go off with their practice.
Thereafter, Gerald was on hand to continuously to correct the ladies and also answer any queries they had about their race craft.
“I applaud these ladies for stepping up to this platform and taking up motorsports. It’s not a world for men only and more women should come out and get on the track. I had a great experience and I look forward to the next session,” said Gerald.