Career Highlights: 2009 Ginetta Junior champion; 2009 Autosport ‘Club Driver of the Year’
Teenage racing sensation Sarah Moore is the first junior motor sport star to become an ambassador for the Go Motorsport campaign.
It was, perhaps, no surprise that Sarah would venture into motor sports. Born into the Moore family – a Yorkshire racing dynasty – Sarah grew up on Tockwith Airfield, near York, which has been owned by the Moore family for a number of generations and is now one of the north’s premier karting and racing tracks.
The second eldest of five children, Sarah got into karting soon after her fourth birthday and at nine years old began competing in the Stars of Tomorrow Series (now known as Formula Kart Stars) and has spawned stars such as Lewis Hamilton. In 2008, at the age of 14, Sarah graduated into sports car racing with the Ginetta Junior Championship, racing with family team Tockwith Motorsports and following in the footsteps on older brother Nigel, who won the same championship in 2007. Her first season in race cars showed real promise but it wasn’t until the 2008 Ginetta Junior Winter Series that her full potential started to be realised. Sarah stormed to second place, narrowly pipped to the crown by Damon Hill’s son Josh.
2009 was to be Sarah’s year, though, when she became the first female to win a major one-make motor racing championship at national level when she secured the coveted Ginetta Junior Championship title. Still aged just 15, she raced to five victories and 10 podiums during the 20-round season, which supported the premier HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at the UK’s major race tracks. Her remarkable achievements led to her being shortlisted for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award and the 2009 ‘British Club Driver of the Year’ accolade at the highly prestigious end-of-season Autosport Awards.
In 2010, Sarah stayed in the Ginetta Junior championship was also on the Ginetta Driver Programme under the guidance of Ginetta Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson.