The 28-year-old mother of two from Burton-on-Trent took time out from racing to start a family with husband Richard, after successfully racing single-seaters including a 680bhp Jordan Formula One car in the EuroBOSS category.
Jodie now aims to begin a new chapter in her career, beginning with her Michelin Clio Cup Road Series debut next weekend in a 200bhp race-converted Clio Renaultsport 197 car, as she sets her sights on a future in the ranks of GT racing.
“I want to show that mums can be racing drivers and having children does not have to spell the end to your career”, said Jodie, “I am probably physically fitter than when I was competing [in single-seaters] and can’t wait to get back into racing again as I feel I want to race now more than ever.”
Cheering her on trackside will be Jodie’s biggest fans, daughters Emily and Jessica plus husband Richard who will be enjoying a weekend away from his job working for the Brackley-based Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team.
28th May, 2014