The ‘Dare to be Different’ campaign is delighted to announce a special additional ‘headline’ event which will take place later this month at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB – the UK’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship.
This extra date on Wednesday 26 October will be based in the central Rally Village in Deeside, Flintshire – the international event’s busy pits and paddock complex where all the top WRC teams are based.
The day will follow the successful format of previous Dare to be Different events with 100 girls – all aged between eight and 11 – experiencing a number of different activities, highlighting many of the career opportunities available within the world of motor sport. This gathering, though, will take full advantage of its presence within the Rally Village with unique insights into potential roles offered by the WRC.
“We are delighted to add this WRC showcase to our schedule,” said Susie Wolff, who co-founded Dare to be Different alongside the UK governing body – the MSA. “From the outset, we planned five of these inspirational gatherings for schoolgirls. We then included an additional date around the British Grand Prix in July, and now another has been added reflecting our ambitions to demonstrate the breadth of opportunities available in our sport across all the various disciplines.
“The rally organisers and teams – as well as those at the neighbouring Toyota Engine Manufacturing Plant – have really embraced our cause and opened up areas of the Deeside Rally Village for our activities… all while preparing for a round of the World Championship!” continued Susie.
“We are very grateful to all of them for making this possible. I visited the rally myself last year and was lucky enough to experience a passenger ride with Kris Meeke. I know they will get a wonderful insight in rallying and what it has to offer on lots of fronts.”
Those attending will savour a full day of interactive activities ranging from simulator driving and TV presenting to fitness and nutrition seminars, STEM activities, a Pirelli pit-stop challenge plus the opportunity to see behind-the-scenes of a World Rally Team courtesy of M-Sport and Volkswagen Motorsport.