Lexie Belk joins GB4 grid for Donington finale
Ginetta GT Championship podium finisher Lexie Belk will join the GB4 Championship grid for the season finale at Donington Park in a privateer entry, making her single seater debut.
Ginetta GT Championship racer Lexie Belk will join the GB4 grid for the season finale at Donington Park on 21-21 October, in a privateer entry.
The 16 year old driver has previously claimed two podium finishes in the Ginetta GT5 Pro category - a pair of third place finishes in Donington - and is looking forward to making her debut in single seaters after showing good potential in testing.
“I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to move up into the GB4 Championship", Belk commented. "My ultimate racing goal since starting karting has been to race in single-seaters, and I can't wait to get racing."
"Testing has been going very well, I've had three days in the car already and I'm learning so much each time as I get to grips with the car. I'm so grateful to everyone who has supported me in the last seven years of my career, hopefully Donington goes well so we can come back next year.”
Prior to competing in the Ginetta GT Championship, Belk had contested the highly-competitive BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship in 2022, where she would finish fourth overall and second in the Rookie class. Her consistency was particularly impressive, as she finished within the top ten every race she completed, including six top-6 results.
Belk has a karting background as well, having started her motorsport journey aged nine in the Cadet category, before moving up to Minimax and Junior Rotax.
In her two seasons of car racing, Lexie has shown promising speed and fast adaptability, which she hopes to carry forward as she gets behind the wheel of the Tatuus F4 T-014 in GB4 Championship.
The series, launched in 2022, has been a proven platform for female drivers - with Megan Gilkes, Chloe Grant and Jessica Edgar stepping up to F1 Academy in 2023.
Belk will enter the final round of the 2023 season at Donington Park with the aim to contest a full season in 2024 and will drive a formerly-Hillspeed machine under the banner of Belk Racing. Before her debut, she completed testing days at Oulton Park and Donington in preparation for her first race meeting in three week's time.