Name: Rebecca Jackson
Date of Birth: August, 1982
Place of Birth: Porsmouth, England
Lives: Reading, England
Interests: Cars, sushi, yoga and dancing
Title sponsor: DENSO
Web site: www.rebeccaracer.com
Biography: Rebecca Jackson, Championship winning Professional Racing Driver, Telegraph Cars Motoring Journalist, TV presenter and business woman. She can also be found on major channels such as Sky News discussing current motoring issues and has work published in GQ Magazine, Auto Express and The Sunday Times. She holds a Guinness World Record for the most number of countries visited on one tank of fuel, in conjunction with Audi and RAC and is the online video car reviewer for leading automotive media publication What Car?
After self-starting a used car sales business in 2007, Rebecca was able to embark on a racing career, success begun with 5 podiums in her second season of competing in the Porsche 924 Championship. She then stepped up to race a Porsche Boxster in line with Project Le Mans, her four-year plan to race at arguably the most prestigious 24-hour endurance event in the world.
She won the BRSCC Production Porsche Boxster Championship. 2015 saw another step up, into a 911 Cup car, a Generation 1 997 which was the last of the ‘without driver aids’, thus proving her talent. In 2016 she competed in The European GT Series in a KTM X-Bow GT4 run by German based Reiter Engineering, finishing in 3rd place in the Reiter Young Stars Championship. She also raced in the Dubai 24 hour and a VLN in a BMW M235i as well the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus at Zolder. 2016 importantly saw her fulfil Project Le Mans by racing an LMP3 car at what is arguably the most prestigious motorsport event in the world, Le Mans. This year Rebecca competed in a full season of MINI CHALLENGE JCW, a feeder series to British Touring Cars and did four out of the six Ssangyong Musso Pick Up Truck races, further enhancing her skillset across a multitude of racing disciplines. Rebecca would like to return to Le Mans to compete in the 24 hour in either LMP2 or GT class.
To accompany an already busy schedule she can also be found on CBBC co-starring in a new show called “Ali A’s Superchargers”. Previous TV includes ITV4, presenting I Want That Car, guest appearances on Fifth Gear, live hosting for Goodwood Festival of Speed and a plethora of after dinner speeches and hosting events. This complements her role as Michelin Inspirational Woman, which she was awarded with three years running; inspiring young ladies to fulfil their dreams and achieve their goals. She is an Ambassador for both the Charity Fuel Card and SMART RISK as well as being a patron for the Help the Heroes 4x4 European Rally.
• 2013 - BRSCC Production Boxter Champion.
• 2015 - 4th place in Defender Challenge British Rally Championship round.
• 2016 – Permit B Nordschleife License Holder. Road to Le Mans competitor LMP3. Reiter Young Stars 3rd place KTM GT4.
Started in classic 35 year old Porsche racing and worked her way up the ranks to GT and prototype racing. Achieved 5 podiums including a race win in her 2nd season.