The FIA Girls on Track program continues to go from strength to strength with motorsport related entities getting behind the initiative.
The latest is none other than Burson Auto Parts which has been named as the program’s official auto parts partner.
Burson, long time supporters of Motorsport Australia and grassroots motorsport, will also offer program participants the opportunity to take on cadetships and other exciting employment opportunities for those eager to explore careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) space.
Girls On Track continues to go from strength-to-strength, with a number of events already held in 2021. More events are calendared for the remainder of the year, giving participants an opportunity to experience all components of motorsport, whether it be driving on track, working as a team engineer, covering the sport as a media professional or any other of the wide range of roles related to the sport.
Burson Auto Parts Executive General Manager Steve Drummy said partnering with Motorsport Australia and Girls On Track made perfect sense.
“For several years, we’ve been proud partners of Motorsport Australia and in particular, supporting grassroots motorsport around the country,” Drummy said.
“Girls On Track is a program we’ve been impressed by, noting its ability to engage with young girls aged eight to 18 to encourage them to consider a career in motorsport, and not just as competitors. We are eager to see everyone enjoying what makes this sport so great.
“The engineering side of the sport is obviously something we’re really passionate about given the products and services we offer through our network of 200 Burson stores. We can’t wait to be involved.”
Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca welcomed the extension of Burson Auto Part’s support through the Girls On Track initiative.
“It is a privilege for Motorsport Australia to partner and work with organisations like Burson Auto Parts,” Arocca said.
“The Girls On Track program is extremely popular and has been very successful in encouraging more young women to enjoy more motorsport more often.
“Giving girls an insight into motorsport and showing them that they can enjoy a number of varied and enjoyable roles is something we are very proud to be able to do as the peak body for motorsport in this country.
“Thanks to Burson, we will also be able to add further activities to the program which focus on the engineering side of motorsport, utilising many of the wonderful products Burson have in stock.”
FIA Girls on Track is a global, not-for-profit initiative – initially launched by former Formula 1 development driver Susie Wolff as ‘Dare To Be Different’. In Australia the program is backed by Motorsport Australia. Girls On Track offers school girls aged 8-18 a unique opportunity to participate in our free Girls on Track events.
The goal of the program is to grow interest in STEM subjects and industries amongst school girls with the aim of increasing female participation in these sectors, using motorsport as a tool to expose them to the incredible opportunities and career paths.
For more information or to find out when a Girls On Track event is coming to an area near you, head to www.motorsport.org.au/GirlsOnTrack.