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  • Sarah was extremely pleased to hear that she has been nominated as Sportsperson of the Year in the Kettering Sports Awards.

    18/10/2017
  • Donington became another step in Sarah's learning curve when it presented her with her first wet race in the Clio Cup car.

    04/08/2017
  • Despite lots of progress in both testing and a good qualifying, the races didn't go quite according to plan....

    11/07/2017
  • Sarah is really pleased to announce that she now has a 'manager', Val Adaway!

    23/05/2017
  • Sarah had another successful weekend in the Michelin Clio Cup at Croft last weekend.

    04/05/2017
  • Sarah was extremely pleased with the progress she made in the first round of the Michelin Clio Cup last weekend at Silverstone.

    28/03/2017
  • Sarah went along to the BARC Awards last weekend with Team Westbourne.

    23/02/2017
  • Sarah changed her type of racing vehicle last month - to a racing P1 Puma RIB!

    12/12/2016
  • Sarah finished the Michelin Clio Cup 3rd in the Championship after a solid final race at Silverstone.

    17/10/2016
  • Sarah went on a road trip around France, Switzerland and Italy last month, and took in some famous race tracks en route.

    03/10/2016
  • Sarah had one of the worst weekends in her racing career this weekend - and it had nothing to do with on track action.

    06/09/2016
  • Sarah was asked to give a talk at her local library to raise some funds to help with local children's projects.

    30/08/2016
  • Sarah is really pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Corporate Motion for the rest of the 2016 season.

    04/07/2016
  • The fourth round of the Michelin Clio Cup was all about the weather...

    29/06/2016
  • Sarah was honoured to be invited to the 'Salute to Women in Motorsport' event held at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall.

    20/06/2016
  • Sarah spent the bank holiday testing a Gen 3 Clio Cup at Croft

    06/06/2016
  • Sarah took a double win at the first round of the Michelin Clio Cup at Oulton Park.

    14/04/2016
  • Sarah attended the BARC Awards with Westbourne Motorsport.

    21/03/2016
  • Sarah attended the awards dinner of the British Women Racing Drivers Club on the 6th February.

    26/02/2016
  • Sarah had a final foray at Snetterton for a Time Attack Race at the beginning of November.

    18/11/2015
  •  It was the usual roller coaster ride for Sarah in the final round of the Michelin Clio Cup at Silverstone.

    25/09/2015
  • Sarah made some great progress at Thruxton, despite two first lap incidents...

    16/06/2015
  • Sarah had a solid start to her 2015 racing campaign at Rockingham at the weekend, despite some initial hurdles!

    17/04/2015
  • Sarah was part of the first 'Here Come the Girls' radio show on Downforce Radio.

    18/02/2015
  • There was lots of action at the Snetterton Round of the Michelin Clio Cup Road Series!

    08/09/2014
  • The podium became a reality for Sarah at the Leicestershire circuit.

    22/06/2014
  • At Round 2 of the Michelin Clio Cup Road Series, it wasn't just the circuit that had it's ups and downs. 

    24/05/2014
  • Last weekend was Sarah's first outing in her new race car in the Michelin Clio Cup Roadsport Championship

    14/04/2014
  • Sarah was back in action in her Abarth 500 Assetto Corse last weekend when she was invited to be part of a team racing in the British Heritage 4 Hour Relay Race at Snetterton.

    12/10/2013
  • Sarah was asked to take her race car to the Go Motorsport Event at Silverstone.

    11/08/2013
  • 2012 was a rollercoaster - but championship winning - year for Sarah.  Here's her review of her racing year.

    04/01/2013
  • Sarah had a very successful weekend at Rockingham in the Dunlop Production Touring Car Championship.

    10/09/2012
  • Sarah had a go in a Ma5da this weekend at Rockingham - but not quite in the car she expected!

    20/08/2012
  • Sarah had a fantastic weekend at Thruxton and took home the Dunlop Production Touring Car Class B championship.

    31/07/2012
  • This weekend saw the PTCT move on to Snetterton in Norfolk.  This would be on the new 300 circuit which Sarah had never been on in the Abarth!

     

    18/07/2012
  • The timetable for the Snetterton round of the Production Touring Car Trophy has been announced.

     

    06/07/2012
  • Brands Hatch was to prove a bit of an 'up and down' weekend for Sarah, much like the undulations of this famous Kent Circuit!

     

    20/05/2012
  • The provisional timetable for Round 3 of the Production Touring Car Trophy at Brands Hatch has been announced.

     

    06/05/2012
  • Sarah took some time out of her busy schedule to attend the Auto Italia event at Brooklands this weekend - and also took the opportunity to do a bit of karting with some fellow Abarth enthusiasts!

     

    06/05/2012
  • Sarah had one of her busiest Race weekends at Donington last weekend - and came away with 3 class wins in the Production Touring Car and one very interesting 4Two Cup race!

     

    02/05/2012
  • Sarah had the perfect opening round at Oulton Park with a maximum points haul of two class wins and two fastest laps!

     

    29/03/2012
  • The provision Timetable for the Oulton Park round of the Production Touring Car Championship on the 24th March 2012 has been announced.

     

    10/03/2012
  • Sarah has today announced that in 2012, she plans to take on the Dunlop Production Touring Car Championship.

     

    05/02/2012
  • One of the members of Sarah's Business Supporters Club scooped a fantastic Scalextric set as a thank you for their support in 2011!

     

    22/01/2012
  • Sarah had an excellent time at the 2012 Autosport International Show at the Birmingham NEC!

     

     

    21/01/2012
  • Sarah will be at the Autosport International Show at the Birmingham NEC on Thursday 12th - Sunday 16th January 2012 - and the details for the Goldstar Presentation have also now been announced!

     

     

    07/01/2012
  • After a horrendous accident at Silverstone during the qualifying of the 4Two Cup, Sarah is now well on the road to recovery.

     

    13/11/2011
  • The Timetable for the fourth round of the 4Two Cup has been announced.  This will be at Silverstone in Northamptonshire, Sarah's local circuit.

     

    25/09/2011
  • Sarah's weekend at Snetterton for the 4Two Cup was a tale of ups and downs but certainly full of excitement!  Having never raced on the new Snetterton 300 circuit, it was going to be an interesting days racing!

     

    18/08/2011
  • The second round of the 4Two Cup was at one of Sarah's favourite circuits, Castle Combe in Wiltshire, although the last time she'd raced there was some years ago in the Ginetta G20.  There was also a change of tyres for the Smart Brabus from Dunlop Direzza's to Hancook road tyres to mix things up a bit!

    31/07/2011
  • Sarah was given the opportunity to get back into her Abarth Assetto Corse this weekend at Rockingham Motor Speedway as part of an invitation class in the Dunlop Production Touring Car Championship.

     

     

    05/07/2011
  • Sarah took her first win in the inaugural race of the 4Two Cup at Donington this weekend!  She followed this with a 2nd place in Race 2, along with a pole position and fastest lap along the way!

     

    08/05/2011
  • Sarah is pleased to announce that she will be taking part in the first two rounds of the new-to-the-UK 4two Cup in 2011.

     

     

    19/04/2011
  • Unfortunate news was released this week - the Trofeo Abarth 500 GB Championship will not happen in 2011.

     

    15/04/2011
  • Sarah went along to Donington Park on the 2nd March to test the Brabus Smart Race Car which has been specially prepared for the Smart 4Two Cup this year.

     

    07/03/2011
  • Sarah went along to her local radio station, BBC Radio Northampton to be on the Monday Nights Sports Show on the 28th February.

     

    07/03/2011
  • Sarah this week joined her fellow Judges for the first stage of the 2011 Silverstone Innovation Centre Design Challenge.

     

     

    27/02/2011
  • Sarah's driver profile has today been highlighted on the website of the Trofeo Abarth 500 GB Championship.

     

    20/01/2011
  • Sarah had a great four days at the Autosport International Show at the NEC in Birmingham over the weekend.

     

     

    17/01/2011
  • The 2011 Trofeo Abarth 500 GB Championship Calendar was announced today at the Autosport International Show at Birmingham!

     

    13/01/2011
  • I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

     

     

    18/12/2010
  • Sarah was pleased to discover that she has ended 2010 in 9th place of the Zing Trofeo Abarth 500 GB Championship.  This was despite not being able to make the last round at Monza due to illness.

     

    25/10/2010
  • Sarah had a fun filled packed weekend at Brands Hatch, with the Trofeo Abarth being a support race for the UK round of the DTM championship!

     

    06/09/2010
  • Rounds 9 and 10 of the Zing Trofeo Abarth GB Championship will take place at the Silverstone Classic weekend on the 24th - 27th July 2010.

    18/07/2010
  • After having to miss the last round at Cadwell Park, Sarah's return to the Zing Trofeo Abarth GB Championship at Snetterton this weekend was marked with its ups and downs!

     

     

    29/06/2010
  • Sarah will again be trading in her racing slicks for trainers when she runs around the Silverstone GP circuit this week in aid of Cancer Research.

    07/06/2010
  • Sarah is again, for the fourth consecutive year,  supporting the Silverstone Innovation Centre Design Challenge.  This year, it looks like it will be bigger and better than ever!

     

    01/05/2010
  • This weekend was Round 2 of the Zing Trofeo Abarth 500  GB Championship - but it didn't go quite to plan for Sarah.

     

     

    19/04/2010
  • Sarah will be competing in the second round of the Zing Trofeo Abarth 500 GB Championship this weekend at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.

     

    15/04/2010
  • Sarah had a great weekend at Oulton Park in Cheshire for the first round of the Trofeo Abarth 500 GB Championship and achieved points finishes in both races.

     

    06/04/2010
  • Sarah is extremely pleased to announce that during her 2010 season, she will be supporting the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

     

    30/03/2010
  • Sarah attended the MSA's Women in Motorsport event at Silverstone today and was joined by lots of other ladies who are involved in motorsport in many, many ways.

     

     

    08/03/2010
  • Sarah today tested her new Abarth race car for the first time at Snetterton.

     

     

    02/03/2010
  • Sarah attended the annual awards dinner of the British Women Racing Drivers Club on the 20th February at the beautiful Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire.

     

     

    21/02/2010
  • The Eggheads show that Sarah recorded at the BBC last May will be aired on the 24th February 2010 on BBC2 at 6 p.m. 

    07/02/2010
  • The BWRDC 2010 Gold Stars website is now up and running.

     

     

     

    07/02/2010
  • Sarah will again be exchanging her race boots for running shoes when she undertakes the Race for Life in support of Cancer Research UK.

    The 5 km race will take place around the famous Silverstone GP circuit in Northamptonshire on Wednesday 9th June 2010.

    06/02/2010
  • The two public days at Autosport International are always hectic!  Saturday 16th January was also the day of the BWRDC Gold Star awards for which Sarah was a nominee in the Club Category for the second year running.

    24/01/2010
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    After an exciting day of setting up, Sarah was ready and raring to go for the show!

    'I always really look forward to the Autopsort Show,' said Sarah.  'It really gets me fired up for the rest of the season ahead.  I'm looking forward to seeing some fantastic cars, meeting some interesting people and, most importantly, having some fun!'

     

    23/01/2010
  • As a committee member of the British Women Racing Drivers Club, Sarah was involved in the organisation of their stand at Europes biggest car show, Autosport International.

    23/01/2010
  • Just a quick note to wish everyone a Merry Christmas - and a thank you to all those who have supported me throughout 2009.

    19/12/2009
  • The 2010 provision calendar for the Trofeo Abarth 500 GB Championship has been announced.  With races in both the UK and Belgium, supporting such weekends as the British Superbikes and the World Touring Cars, there's sure to be lots of action on offer!

    19/12/2009
  • Dave Sinclair from SinVision prepared a promotion video for Sarah during her time with the Lunar Racing squad in Britcar earlier this year.

    Sarah and Dave - with Steady Cam!

     

    08/11/2009
  • Sarah has recently announced that, for 2010, she intends to compete in the new-for-UK series, the Trofeo Abarth 500 GB Championship.  After a successful year of racing in Europe, the series will be coming to the UK, racing the race spec'd Fiat 500 Abarth Assetto Corse.

    25/10/2009
  • This week, Sarah went along to Whittlebury Hall near Silverstone to have lunch with Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke.

    22/10/2009
  • Earlier this year, Sarah went along to the BBC Studios in London to appear on the famous Quiz Show 'Eggheads' with some fellow British Women Racing Drivers Club members.   The Episode is due to be aired in the next few weeks.

    Sarah with BWRDC Team mates, the Eggheads and host Jeremy Vine

    11/10/2009
  • Sarah was invited to speak at the annual luncheon of the East Midlands Institute of Directors last week at the famous Nottingham cricket ground at Trent Bridge.

    Sarah with (l-r), Peter Fothergill (chairman), Rachel Hargrave (Phoenix) and Ron Lynch (Regional Director)

    28/09/2009
  • For the third year running, Sarah was involved in the Silverstone Innovation Centre Design Challenge.  Sarah acted as one of the Judge's in the 'Dragons Den' where the students from various schools over the Country presented their new and innovative designs. 

    The 'Dragons' -  Liz (Silverstone Circuits), Sarah, David Thomson (Silverstone Circuits) & Julie Furnival (Northamptonshire Enterprise)

    03/08/2009
  • The two Britcar Production Championship rounds for Rockingham will be shown on Motors TV on the following dates:

    15/06/2009
  • Sarah was this week invited to take part in the FSB Karting endurance race at Whilton Mill in Northampton - and walked away with a 2nd place to boot!

    Kevin, Sarah, Kris and Adam on the second step of the podium

    15/05/2009
  • Sarah and the Lunar Racing team headed off to Rockingham Motor Speedway this weekend - and came away with a double podium!

    The team (clockwise from bottom left): Antony Leach, Kingdom Ndlovu, Lewis Strong, Eddie, Sarah, Paul, Derek, DT, James Watson, Nigel English & Marc Buckingham

    04/05/2009
  • The Britcar Production Championship moved to Rockingham this weekend thanks to the support from several members of the Leicester Business Club, including Craig Bunday, the Chief Executive of the Leicester Business Club itself.

    Dave Sinclair, Sarah and Andrew Grundy

    www.the-businessclub.org/leicester

    02/05/2009
  • Sarah and the Lunar Racing Team had a very successful day of testing at Snetterton on Wednesday.

    Students Nigel & Marc with tutor Paul preparing the car

    18/04/2009
  • The Britcar round at Donington which was due to take place on the weekend of the 1st-3rd May has today been cancelled - and has been replaced by Rockingham on the same date.

    09/04/2009
  • After a difficult start to the weekend, Sarah, her co-driver Gail Hill and the Lunar Racing Team left Silverstone after their first ever Britcar Production Championship race with a podium finish!

    The Team: (back l-r) DT, Eddie & Paul

    (front l-r) Nigel, Aqib, Gail, Sarah, Shahid, Antony & Marc

    29/03/2009
  • Sarah got her first opportunity to take out the MG ZS on track at Bedford on the 14th March.

    15/03/2009
  • Sarah got her first taste of the 2.5 V6 MG ZS today when she went along with the Lunar Racing Team to Kemble Airport in Gloucestershire for the Britcar Datalogger Test Day.

    12/03/2009
  • Sarah will be racing in the Britcar Production Championship in 2009 in an 2.5 V6 MG ZS run by Bedford based team, Lunar Racing. 

     

    12/03/2009
  • Sarah's hopes to race in the Porsche Carrera Cup are having to go on hold until 2010 due to budget issues.  It's a tale that, unfortunately, many other drivers are having to face in this difficult financial climate.  The good news, however, is that Sarah will now be taking part in the Britcar Production Championship in 2009 - more details to follow!

    12/03/2009
  • Sarah will be taking on the BBC's formidable 'Eggheads' next month as part of a team put together for the British Women Racing Drivers Club!

    28/02/2009
  • Sarah was present at the Autosport International Show at the Birmingham NEC from 8th until the 11th January 2009 on the British Women Racing Drivers Stand with the Porsche GT3 that she hopes to be racing this year in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. 

    17/01/2009
  • The BWRDC Gold Star results were announced on Saturday at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham.

    12/01/2009
  • Just a quick note to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and to say a big thank you to all those who have supported me through 2008.

    21/12/2008
  • Sarah today received notification from the Chairman of the British Women Racing Drivers Club, Helen Bashford-Malkie, that she has been chosen as a nominee of the new BWRDC Gold Stars.

    11/12/2008
  • Sarah has had a logo designed for her by graphic designer, Clive Francis.

    29/11/2008
  • As ever in motorsport, you have to take the rough with the smooth and Sarah had to take the rough during a difficult time at Silverstone this weekend.

    20/08/2008
  • After successful weekends in the Ginetta Club Championship at both Cadwell and Snetterton this year, Sarah is going to be racing in the main Texaco Havoline Ginetta Championship round at Silverstone on the 16th and 17th August 2008 in her G20.  She will be run by her usual team, Reflex Racing GB.

    06/08/2008
  • The 11th July 2008 marked my step up to full blown sports car racing.  I had been invited by Porsche GB to race their guest car in the Porsche Carrera Cup at Snetterton.  Here is my diary from the weekend.

    16/07/2008
  • On Friday 16th May, Sarah attended at the Silverstone Innovation Centre Design Challenge 2008 final as a Judge.  This is the second year that Sarah has supported this event and this year saw two teams of Judges, one headed by Renault F1’s Pat Symonds and the other by Rally co-driving champion Nicky Grist, put the students through their paces!

    29/05/2008
  • Sarah today took the skies behind the controls of a two seater Puchacz training glider! 

    29/05/2008
  • Sarah was invited to take part in a two hour endurance race at the Whilton Mill karting circuit in Northampton on the 21st May 2008. 

    29/05/2008
  • Sarah was invited to speak at the College of North East London in Tottenham on the 15th March for an event held by Haringey Council entitled ‘Phenomenal Women’.

    16/04/2008
  • Sarah arrived at Cadwell on Saturday morning, 5th April and it was cold and wet!

    09/04/2008
  • Sarah is, once again, trading in her four tyres for a pair of trainers to run the 5km Race for Life to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

    07/04/2008
  • Sarah attended at the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Business Network International (BNI) annual breakfast meeting on Tuesday 5th February - and picked up an award for her efforts and contributions to the local BNI in Melton Mowbray!

    07/04/2008
  • As Charles Dickens said in A Tale of Two Cities: ‘It was the best of times and it was the worst of times’!

    07/04/2008
  • Sarah has announced that she will be racing with Reflex Racing GB in the Texaco Havoline Ginetta Winter Series.

    07/04/2008
  • Sarah was back in the driving seat of her Ginetta race car at the weekend after nearly a year long sabbatical to set up her legal practice, Isis Legal Ltd.

    07/04/2008
  • After her sabbatical from racing to set up her legal practice, Isis Legal, Sarah was finally back in her Reflex Racing Ginetta this week.

    07/04/2008
  • On the 1st August, Sarah was invited along by her local business networking group to try her hand at clay pigeon shooting at Orston Shooting Ground in Leicestershire.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah has just announced that in May 2007, she will be starting her own legal practice, Isis Legal. This is a very exciting time for Sarah but means that, unfortunately, the racing will have to go on hold for a short time.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah is pleased to announce that throughout 2007, Sarah will be sponsored by The Adults Only Club, a web-based business which supplies lingerie, vintage underwear, wigs, hosiery, shoes, sandals, boots and accessories.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah attended the British Women Racing Drivers Club Awards Luncheon at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby today – and, to her complete surprise, was awarded the Rabbit Trophy for her contributions to the club.

    07/04/2007
  • After successfully exchanging her race boots for running shoes in 2006, Sarah has again entered the Cancer Research UK’s 5 kilometre Race for Life in 2007.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah once again joined her local Business Network International group from Corby in a team endurance event at GP Karting in Northampton on the 9th February 2007, taking on teams from BNI Chapters Kettering, Collingtree, Sixfields and Welland.

    07/04/2007
  • On Thursday 11th January, Sarah spent the day at the Autosport International Show at Birmingham NEC viewing the newly launched race cars and having meetings about her plans for 2007 and beyond.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah gave an interview on BBC Radio Oxford today at 2.30 p.m.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah gave an interview on BBC Radio Oxford today at 2.30 p.m.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah attended the launch of the conference facilities at the Silverstone Innovation Centre today, after receiving an invitation from the Centres’ Manager, Dianne Wilson

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah has been invited to attend the launch of the new conference facilities at Silverstone Innovation Centre on the 21st September 2006, when the facilities will be officially opened by Damon Hill.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah was invited along to Snetterton in Norfolk on the 23rd August 2006 to give passenger rides in her Ginetta G20 to employees and VIP guests of Shell for their launch of a new and improved performance fuel, V-Power.

    07/04/2007
  • Off the track, Sarah had another first this month – her first public performance with her fellow band members, Jan, Haydn and Jim aka ‘The Network’!

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah today appeared on The Good Day Show, hosted by David Byron. This was broadcasted live on Sky Channel 885 with a live feed also being simultaneously broadcast on the internet

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah today gave an interview to Alistair Rendall at Northants 96 to talk about women in motorsport, what she’s up to at the moment and her long term project of an all British Womens team for the Le Mans 24 hour race.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah will be appearing on ‘The Good Day’ show on Monday 3rd July 2006 to talk about her racing and plans for the future. It will be on Legal TV’s channel 885 at 10 a.m. so be sure to catch it or record it!

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah went along to Silverstone Race Circuit for a race unusually not involving any cars today! She was taking part in the ‘Race for Life’ in aid of Cancer Research UK.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah joined her local Business Network International group from Corby in a team endurance event at GP Karting on the 9th June 2006, taking on teams from BNI Collingtree and a joint Corby/Weldon entry.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah will be exchanging her racing boots for running shoes and four tyres for two feet when, on the 14th June 2006, she runs the 5km ‘Race for Life’ around Silverstone race track in aid of Cancer Research.

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah had her first test in the newly re-built (and completely different coloured!) car at Snetterton today. It was, unusually for the Norfolk track, bright and sunny for the whole day!

    07/04/2007
  • Sarah Franklin Racing is pleased to announce a new sponsor for 2006 – thedraw.net

    05/04/2007
  • Sarah began her 2006 testing in her Reflex Racing Ginetta G20 at Oulton Park this week – and it was on a very, very wet day!

    05/04/2007
  • Sarah today attended the British Women Racing Drivers Club Annual Awards Ceremony which, this year, was held at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

    05/04/2006

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