Sarah Bovy joins WSeries grid for home race
The Belgian reserve driver will make her race debut in Zolder tomorrow.
Sarah Bovy and Vivien Kesztheliy took part today in the WSeries practice sessions in their usual role of test and reserve drivers. Bovy ended FP1 in 12th and FP2 in 15th place.
It was announced later in the day that the 30 year-old from Belgium will be granted a 19th entry in Saturday's race, officially marking her series debut at her home race in Zolder.
"Catherine Bond Muir [WSeries CEO] told me this afternoon," Sarah said this evening, "and I could hardly believe it. She said it was my belated birthday present. It was such a fantastic surprise. I’m over the moon!" "Sarah really deserves her chance," added Bond Muir. "She's worked so hard all year, despite the natural disappointment of being named as a reserve driver rather than one of the initial 18 race drivers, and she performed very well today in FP1 and FP2. And the fact that we're in Belgium, her home country, will add an extra local lustre to tomorrow's race."
Sarah's engineer on the #58 Tatuus T318 car will be Amelia Lewis, factory-based performance engineer at McLaren.
In Sarah's words:
“ Today was a great day, knowing I’m gonna race tomorrow feels amazing ❤️ But I want to perform well in front of you guys, you have shown me so much support, thanks for that !!! Let’s keep the head down and push tomorrow”
Ph credits: WSeries media