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Motorsport : Jamie Chadwick and Veloce Racing mark International Women's Day with sim race-off

Women of the racing and esports worlds united for 'The Ultimate Female Racer' challenge on International Women's Day - as Veloce Racing celebrated with an all female esports challenge - part of the organisation's ongoing support for females in esports, gaming and Motorsports industries. The star-studded line-up included Veloce Racing and W Series Champion Jamie Chadwick, Facebook Call of Duty Warzone streamer and Quadrant team member 'RiaBish', McLaren Shadow driver and leading Australian esports talent Emily 'Emree' Jones plus Dutch sim-racing YouTuber Maxime 'MaximeMXM' Bijmans. Female participation in the Motorsport and esports spheres has seen a significant increase in recent years, with the success of the W Series and ever-greater numbers of women getting involved in gaming. The drivers raced at the iconic Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit on the official F1 2020 video game by Codemasters, with each participant setting a hot lap. All of the drivers posted competitive times but the eventual Ultimate Female Racer Champion was Dutch sim-racer Maxime. During the race, participants were quizzed with questions submitted by fans that sparked a topical conversation around the challenges faced by females in industries where women are traditionally under-represented

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  • Released : 09-Mar-2021

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