Tralee Kart firm, Tillotson and Formula Female join forces to promote young women in motorsport

Tralee Kart firm, Tillotson and Formula Female join forces to promote young women in motorsport and STEM subjects at school.

The karts are made in Tralee. The drivers, rising talent amongst Irish female motorsport competitors, are from all over Ireland.

Together they map out a path to national and international stardom.

Formula Female was founded by Irish international hockey star Nicci Daly.

She has put together a fantastic female lineup of seven drivers across three different categories for the Tillotson T4 World Cup at Whiteriver Karting centre this weekend.

In partnership with Laura Hannon, Formula Female will launch Daisy’s First Racecar, Laura’s first book in a series of STEM inspired children’s books that will follow Daisy on her journey through Motorsport & STEM.

“The message is clear,to help the next generation believe anything is possible and encourage them to follow their dreams. Proceeds of the bok will go to support the children’s services through the Cork University Hospital CUH Charity,” explained Daly.

She was full of praise too for the Tralee firm, based at the Clash Industrial estate.

Tillotson developed the T4 series with a focus on making a more accessible and affordable entry into the sport. Since they launched in Ireland in 2019, Tillotson have expanded into 30 countries all over the world, introducing new members to the sport. 

“We are excited to be back at the T4 World Cup with Tillotson Racing again this year. A company we feel aligned with on making the sport more inclusive,” added Daly who is also a motorsport data engineer.

“This year we wanted to create a team that embodies the #DreamLikeDaisy spirit and promote the real life girls of Motorsport that are exactly like the character of Daisy. We want to show the next generation what is possible and what they can achieve just like these girls.”

Team members.

T4 Mini 

Lily Rose Hughes (Age 10)

Ava Kelly (Age 12)

T4 Junior

Amira Bouhlel (Age 12)

Holly Dunnion (Age 13)

Ellen Donnelly (Age 16)

T4 Senior

Roisin Sweeney (Age 17)

Kelsey Kirby (Age 24)

If getting started in karting is something you would like to try get in touch with niccidaly@formulafemale.org

For more information on the Tillotson T4 packages please visit https://tillotson.ie/products/racing/t4-series/

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