Lauren
Gray

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Lauren recently scored her first ever class podium result at Mount Panorama, driving a BMW 130i in the 12-hour production car classic. The result made true a long-held dream for Gray who has always wanted to get herself a Bathurst Podium... next time, hopefully she'll be chasing a win!

Bio
Results
Schedule

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Bio

Barely 7 years old, Lauren first took to racing as a Midget kart racer, learning to compete in a vehicle now accepted as the entry to today’s motor sport. By the age 9, she had moved up to the karting Rookie Class.

Lauren could drive a car at the age of 12 and readily made the transition from hurtling around the remote back blocks of Melbourne to putting in the hard yards at Calder Park Raceway on practice days. Here she learnt to handle a race car at high speed, refining her hands-on driving skills and finding confidence as a fully-fledged member of the motorsport community. A 100-lap, all-weather session at the Sandown circuit meant she was well equipped for the next step.

That next step was improved production – driving a Toyota Corolla. This was the car that would boost Lauren into the limelight at the very front of the sport in Victoria. A campaign at a national level, in a LGM-prepared Toyota Echo was the next step, in the Australian Production Car Championship. Despite having the least powerful car in the field, Lauren impressed with her tenacity and ability behind the wheel.

And this didn’t go unrecognized – Formula 3 Team Scud Racing noticing her abilities and putting her behind the wheel of a ’96 Dallara F3 car for a test at Winton – which went well. Lauren made her F3 debut at Queensland Raceway and over the next year scored plenty of podium finishes in the ‘Trophy’ class, for older model cars. A step up to the National Class awaited in 2007 and it started well, scoring podium finishes in her first few rounds. Unfortunately, a strained back left her unable to drive the high-g force cars and left her out for the remainder of the season.

Results

2009 – 22 years of age

*2nd Hot Hatches – Bathurst 12 Hour Endurance
*1st Class D – Improved Production Sandown Raceway

2008 – 21 years of age

*4th Outright - Australian Manufactures Championship
*1st Class E - Australian Manufactures Championship

2007 – 20 years of age

*2nd Australian Formula 3 Championship – National Class
*3rd Australian Production Car Championship – Class C
*Selected as a factory backed Holden Motorsport driver for the Bathurst 12 Hour Endurance

2006 – 19 years of age

*2nd Australian Formula 3 Championship – Trophy Class
*3rd Australian Production Car Championship – Class C
*Selected by CAMS to attend the Women’s Driver Development Program at the Australian Institute of Sport.

2005 - 18 years of age

*3rd & 4th Formula Woman Nations Cup – England
*3rd Australian Production Car Championship – Class C
*4th Australian Formula 3 Championship – Trophy Class
*Nominated for CAMS personality of the year.

2004 – 17 years of age

*1st Australian Improved Production Car Championship – Class D
*Selected as one of Melbourne’s most talented women under the age of 30, for an exclusive articled titled “30 talented women under 30”
*Selected by CAMS to attend the Women’s Driver Development Program at the Australian Institute of Sport.

2003 – 16 years of age

*2nd Victorian Improved Production Car Championship – Class D
*Debut Victorian Improved Production Car Championship
*Debut Australian Production Car Championship

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