Hat-trick of honours for Gosberton girl

CONGRATULATIONS: Abbi Pulling receives her BWRDC awards from TV motorsport presenter Suzi Perry. Photos by Jeff Bloxham
CONGRATULATIONS: Abbi Pulling receives her BWRDC awards from TV motorsport presenter Suzi Perry. Photos by Jeff Bloxham
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A talented 12-year-old girl has been presented with a clutch of trophies at the annual awards dinner of the British Women Racing Drivers’ Club.

Abbi Pulling, who lives at Gosberton, started racing in the closely-contested Formula TKM Junior kart class last year and after an outstanding debut year she took a trio of BWRDC awards.

Abbi Pulling

Abbi Pulling

The Bourne Academy pupil took the BWRDC awards for karting and as top junior driver – then topped it off with the premier award, the Mary Wheeler Trophy for overall club champion – their youngest ever by a long way.

Abbi was presented with the awards by BBC presenter Suzi Perry at a star-studded event featuring the best of British women in motorsport at Wroxhall Abbey.

She said: “I was so thrilled and proud to win the top award.”

Abbi joined the TKM class part way through the year with a second hand Tal-Ko Veloce kart and showed instant talent with race wins and fastest laps at top national level despite being one of the youngest in the class.

I was so thrilled and proud to win the top award.

Abbi Pulling

She was quickly snapped up by TKM boss Alan Turney to race for the Tal-Ko works race team in 2016.

He said: “Abbi has a natural talent and on top of that she is a charming young lady always ready to take advice.

“She is a real winner as these awards underline.”

Abbi will start her attack on the ABkC Super One National TKM Junior Championship in March and is already being 
hotly tipped as a winner.