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Caitlyn Jenner joins W Series

Former Olympian, transgender activist and reality star re-enters the world of motorsport

By Evelyn Bayerlein

By Evelyn Bayerlein

On Tuesday 8th February 2022 Jenner Racing was introduced by the W Series racing, an all-female championship, on Twitter. The new team will be led by Caitlyn Jenner as team principal.

Jenner competed in the celebrity Long Beach Grand Prix in 1979 and also drove in the 24 hours of Daytona race and was a factory driver for the Ford Motor Company for six years.

In a statement about the W Series Jenner said, “A championship dedicated to inspiring young girls and giving women the chance to succeed in roles throughout what has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, W Series is changing the face of motorsport.”

W Series’ CEO Catherine Bond Muir said in regards to Jenner Racing and Caitlyn Jenner, “W series exists to promote women in motorsport, believing that they can compete equally with men if given the same opportunities. We are determined to give females a platform.”

“When I first met Caitlyn Jenner, it was clear that she is as committed to that mission as all of us at W series are.”

Jenner Racing are set to compete in the 2022 series.


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