•Jades first competitive event was at 15 years old at Little Rissington Circuit – famous for it’s F1 Driver heritage. Jade quickly learned her race craft as she was racing against kids that had already been competing for almost 10 years. In her second season, Jade chose to progress into the most aggressive form of karting – the KZ2 British Championship. With a 6 speed gearbox, the 0 – 60mph is approximately 3.5 seconds. Jade reflects on this time as the most challenging part of her career, physically and mentally.
At 17, Jade was given the opportunity to drive on select rounds of a British endurance championship with the official Mazda Europe Race Team. The first race was the same week as her driving test and they invited her back to compete at Silverstone later that year where she became the youngest driver to compete in a 24 hour race at that time ever in the UK. Jade won her first race podium with that team the following year.
Jade took her Motorsport Career into her own hands and started Rallying. Jade’s father, David, had previously driven for Ford Motor Company and the Rover Mini Group so Rallying felt like second nature to Jade. In her first event aged 19 she halved her seeding jumping from 62nd to 32nd. Encouraged by Jades enthusiasm, ability and marketability, Jades Father invested in a Subaru Impreza. Jade started to compete in 2014, gaining traction to compete in her first full season in the Welsh Tarmac Championship in 2018. She was 1st in Junior Welsh Tarmac Championship, 3rd overall and won the prestigious King of Epynt Championship.
Jade was invited to drive for Jaguar in 2019. They had launched a celebratory F-Type Rally car in homage to the Nub 120, famous for it's Rally success is the 1950s. Jade was lucky to drive this one off model (One of two made) on a variety of press events and then as Goodwood Festival of Speed on the Rally Stage as their dedicated driver.
Hannah McKillop, a friend of Jade's had been navigating for a BXCC Team. She recommended that Jade should drive for the team which lead to a year competing along side Jade's Rally programme for an Off Road team. She won the T2 Class and finished every stage having had no former experience.
In 2022 Jade was asked to drive for Kia in their extremely fast all-electric EV6 GT. Jade drove at Dunsfold for their press and social media videos and then at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Event. Jade was also chosen as one of the handful of drivers to film with Mastercard that year for the Mastercard FOS Feature too. Jade also drove Leah McKenzie around on the Rally Stage and did some filming for the FOS TV coverage.