Michelin extends support of Girls on Track

Tuesday 18 April, 2023
The FIA Girls on Track program went to all part of Australia, including Darwin. Photo: Nakita Pollock Photography
Motorsport Australia is pleased to confirm Michelin has continued its support of FIA Girls on Track by extending its partnership with the highly successful development program.
The multinational tyre manufacturing company has been supporting the FIA Girls on Track program for a number of years, having provided race suits for program participants, as well as launching the ‘Michelin Mentor’ program.
The program saw 10 lucky girls paired with FIA Girls on Track Ambassadors, who acted as mentors and regularly met with the girls to discuss ambitions and career aspirations within the motorsport industry, while also helping them achieve their goals.
Some of the Ambassadors holding mentor roles are Triple Eight Race Engineering Co-Owner and Bosch Motorsport Australia Rally Championship TV Presenter Jessica Dane and Triple Eight Racing Race Engineer Romy Mayer.

Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca thanked Michelin for its ongoing support in the FIA Girls on Track program.
“The FIA Girls on Track program has continued to grow around the country and constantly attracts full attendance at each event,” Arocca said.
“This substantial growth could not happen without the backing of companies such as Michelin, and we are very appreciative of the team at Michelin for its ongoing support.
“The fact we are able to include this special mentor program as part of the FIA Girls on Track program is a bonus in our goal to increase participation in all areas of the sport in Australia.

PR & Brand Partnerships Manager at Michelin Australia, Ebony Doherty was thrilled Michelin Australia would remain a part of the initiative.
“It’s been fantastic to see the drive and determination in the next generation of young women at the Girls on Track programs looking to join the automotive and motorsport community,” Doherty said.
“From networking at various Pathways events in 2022, then seeing a number of these successors land fantastic internship and work opportunities for 2023 is a testament to the work the Girls on Track team are doing.
“The interest in the program is going from strength to strength with the spotlight shining bright on the wide range of on and off track roles that are available. The Girls on Track Ambassadors and Champions do an incredible job providing their time, knowledge and passion for the industry, making a real effort to connect with those keen to learn more, and in turn they build confidence and inspire these rising stars to chase their goals.
“Michelin Australia are proud to continue our support of Girls on Track alongside like-minded partners such as Supercheap Auto. We look forward to seeing more young girls and women be inspired to get involved and ultimately strengthen and further diversify the automotive and motorsport community in the future.”
After already attended multiple FIA Girls on Track events to help mentor, Doherty will now step up as a Champion of the program in 2023.

Click here for more information on the FIA Girls on Track program in Australia.
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