Jessica Edgar

Date of Birth: 15th March 2005
Resides: Ennerdale

Social Media:
Instagram: _Jessedgar
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Racing Heritage:

Jessica is the tenth member of her family to get involved in competitive kart racing. It all started back in 1960, shortly after the sport first arrived over here, when her Great Grandfather, Iredale Edgar, purchased a Trokart/Clinton and began racing at Haverigg Airfield, near Millom. Two years later, when noise complaints from local residents resulted in karting ceasing at this venue, Iredale persuaded fellow enthusiasts to purchase a disused quarry close to his Rowrah home. The circuit there is now recognised as one of Britain’s finest karting venues

Jessica’s grandparents, Terry and Winnie, were both karting champions. Terry was chosen to represent Britain in the 1974 and ’75 world championship events at Estoril and Paul Ricard. He has competed against a number of future F1 stars such as Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Keke Rosberg, Riccardo Patrese and Elio de Angelis. His proudest moment as a competitor came when winning the 1977 Little Green Man Championship. It involved beating such notable drivers as Terry Fullerton, Mickey Allen, Paul Fletcher and the six times world champion, Mike Wilson.

Jessica’s father, Jason and uncle, Justin were multiple Super 1 champions. Her cousin, Jonny, was the holder of three British Open titles as a cadet and became the 2015 Little Green Man champion. In 2017, Jonnie reached the pinnacle of his karting career by winning the CIK/FIA European Junior title.

Jessica herself entered Bambino karting as a six year old. After a nondescript period in cadets, she really came alive upon entering the ranks of X30 Mini racing in 2018. Strong performances at PFI, Forest Edge, Whilton Mill and Glan Y Gors helped her to 5th position in the LGM Championships that year. In 2019 she managed to claim two 2nd places and a win from the first four rounds and was regarded as a serious championship challenger. Her 2nd place finish at the Kartmasters Grand Prix in August 2019, had secured a ticket to Le Mans for the 2019 X30 World Finals.

2020 and 2021 saw Jessica competing in Juniors with multiple wins in both the British Championship and LGM series. She also was selected as one of 20 girls from all over the world to compete in the Girls on Track Rising stars programme, this was to compete for a place in the Ferrari driver academy.

In 2022 Jessica took on a new challenge making the step into single seater racing, she competed in the inaugural GB4 championship, collecting many top 5’s and a podium in Round 2 at Oulton Park.

2023 was the biggest year yet for Jessica in her career competing in the all female F1 Academy Championship, stepping up to race for Rodin Carlin, racing in Barcelona, Zandvoort, Monza, Paul Ricard, Red Bull Ring, Valencia and Austin. Gaining 3 podiums and a win in the last race in Austin along side the F1 Grand Prix.