Young Bourne karting star Pulling wins award

Abbi Pulling with Suzi Perry EMN-160216-092621001
Abbi Pulling with Suzi Perry EMN-160216-092621001
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A talented 12-year-old Lincolnshire schoolgirl has been presented with a clutch of trophies at the annual awards dinner of the British Women Racing Drivers’ Club.

Abbi Pulling started racing in the closely contested Formula TKM Junior kart racing class last year and after an outstanding debut year took a trio of BWRDC awards.

The Bourne Academy pupil took the BWRDC awards for karting and as top junior driver – then topped it off with the premier award, the Mary Wheeler Trophy for overall club champion – their youngest ever by a long way.

Abbi was presented with the awards by BBC TV presenter Suzi Perry at a star studded event featuring the best of British women in motorsport at Wroxhall Abbey.

She said: ”I was so thrilled and proud to win the top award.”

Abbi joined the TKM class part way through the year with a second hand Tal-Ko Veloce kart and showed instant talent with race wins and fastest laps at top national level despite being one of the youngest in the class.

She was quickly snapped up by TKM boss Alan Turney to race for the Tal-Ko works race team in 2016. He said: “Abbi has a natural talent and on top of that she is a charming young lady always ready to take advice. She is a real winner as these awards underline.”

Abbi will start her attack on the 2016 ABkC Super One National TKM Junior Championship in March and is already a favourite for the title.