These four Irish women are about to make motorsport history this weekend
"Ones to watch!"
Four Irish women are set to make history this weekend as they make up the first all-female team to take part in the six-hour Mondello Park Fiesta Endurance Race.
Emma Dempsey, Ruth Nugent, Aimee Woods and Nicola Watkins make up the four-person team that will take to the track this weekend.
The group all have lengthy backgrounds in the sport and will take on some of Ireland’s top racing legends during the annual race.
First all-female racing team to enter 6-hour endurance race at @Mondello_Park including @wheelsforwomen 's @AimeeWoods21 & @roothnoogent #WomeninMotorsport #GoGirls ?️?️https://t.co/1OeTqtzeWs pic.twitter.com/6yRQ73padV
— Geraldine Herbert (@GerHerbert1) October 23, 2018
Speaking of the accomplishment, Ruth Nugent told Motorsport.ie:
“I’m very excited and proud to be competing in the first all-female team at the Fiesta six-hour endurance race. I feel that we will be competitive and definitely one to watch!
“This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m looking forward to seeing how we do working together.”
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) October 30, 2018
A sentiment echoed by Aimee Woods who says she sees this as a “great opportunity”.
“I’m glad to be competing with a team that I feel will be competitive,” she told Motorsport.ie.
“It’s a great opportunity to see how well women can work together and learn from each other.
“It’s an exciting project to be a part of.”
The team will come together to compete in the six-hour endurance race this coming Sunday, November 4 with the race kicking off 12pm.
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