W Series named reserve riders for 2021 season


The W Series announced the names of five riders who will be in reserve in the coming season and will be able to replace someone if necessary.

Four of them already have experience in this series, and 18-year-old Abby Pulling will become the new representative of Great Britain in the women’s championship, the first stage of which will be held on June 26 at the Red Bull Ring circuit as a support race for the Styrian Grand Prix.

Naomi Schiff will combine the role of a TV commentator with the duties of a reserve racer, and Tasmin Pepper moved to the reserve due to the Covid-19 restrictions imposed in South Africa, and in Spielberg she will be replaced by the polka Gosya Rdest, who finished the season on the 14th in 2019. place of personal classification.

The five W Series reservists look like this:

Tasmin Pepper, 30 years old, South Africa
Abby Pulling, 18 years old, UK
Gosya Rdest, 28 years old, Poland
Naomi Schiff, 27 years old, Rwanda
Caitlin Wood, 24 years old, Australia

Dave Ryan, W Series Racing Director: “It is very important that we have a team of trained riders at every stage so that we can cope with any uncertainties that may arise during the championship in the context of the ongoing pandemic.

We are delighted to be able to provide these riders – and all of them have already proven their competitiveness behind the wheel of the Tatuus T-318 cars used in the W Series – the opportunity to gain invaluable experience that will be useful to them in the future. “

Gosya Rdest will take part in the first two races of the season for which Caitlin Wood will be in reserve.

Abby Pulling, who won the national karting championship and now competes in British Formula 4, took part in the pre-season tests in Wales. She will take over as reserve rider for the second stage of the W Series, which will take place in Spielberg on 3 July.


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