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Caitlyn Jenner to lead team in W Series championship

Former Olympian and racing driver wants more women in motorsports

Female racing drivers are getting noticed with the W Series championship. PHOTO FROM W SERIES

A lot of readers may recognize Caitlyn Jenner from the reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. But her occasional fame doesn’t overshadow the fact that she is an accomplished athlete, winning the gold medal for decathlon in the 1976 Olympic Games (when she was still a he, obviously). She is also a former racing driver. This year, she wants to come back to motorsports with a vengeance.

The Jenner Racing livery looks like it was inspired by the John Player Special color scheme of the 1980s. PHOTO FROM W SERIES

Jenner will be the team principal of a W Series outfit bearing her name. W Series is an all-female racing championship featuring open-wheel vehicles. In her role, Jenner will be managing the daily operations of Jenner Racing, as well as championing women in motorsports and athletics in general.

Caitlyn Jenner competed in endurance races in the 1980s. PHOTO FROM W SERIES

The former Olympian is a veteran of sports-car and endurance racing. She has participated in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring as an IMSA series driver, finishing on the podium on several occasions during her career. She plans to use the W Series’ global reach of half a billion followers to show that women have a place in motorsports as much as men do.

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Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.