Christopher Ward has announced that British racing driver Jody Fannin and Rallycross driver Paige Bellerby have won this year’s Need for Speed competition, which supports budding grass-roots sports men and women to help them reach their sporting goals.
Since 2013, Christopher Ward has worked with a number of emerging sports stars. These have included world-record holder Team GB Paralympian Sammi Kinghorn, Olympic Gold Medallist Will Satch, Olympic semi-finalist Team GB skeet shooter Amber Hill, explorer and ultra-marathon runner Jamie Maddison and adventurers ‘Team Horsepower’ which has climbed some of the most challenging mountain peaks in central Asia.
Jody Fannin is a 24-year-old British racing driver from Surrey. Having won the 2012 British GT4 Championship and the 2017 European Le Mans Series, Jody is now hoping to compete in the ELMS and Le Mans 2018.
Paige Bellerby is a 21-year-old Rallycross driver from North Yorkshire. At the age of 14 she competed in the British Rallycross Championship and won, making her the first female and youngest person to win the Championship. She now dreams of winning next year’s Championship, before taking her driving skills to an international level in the RX2.
Co-founder of Christopher Ward, Mike France, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome both Jody and Paige on board the Christopher Ward Challenger Programme. We established this Programme to ensure that up-and-coming sportsmen and women have the support they deserve and it’s clear to see that they both possess a real talent in their sports and we look forward to working with them on their journey to success.”