Erebus’ Kiely named FIA Girls on Track ambassador

Erebus Motorsport managing director Shannen Kiely (left) and team boss Betty Klimenko

Erebus Motorsport managing director Shannen Kiely has been named an FIA Girls on Track ambassador.

The programme, which was launched in 2018 and operates globally, is the brainchild of former F1 development driver Susie Wolff.

Last year Kiely was named managing director at Erebus Motorsport having previously worked as its communications and media manager since 2016.

She joins Jessica Dane of Triple Eight Race Engineering in the programme.

“Motorsport is something I have been around for almost my entire life, so it was a natural path for me,” Kiely said.

“For many others though, a career in motorsport isn’t something that would cross their minds, so it’s important to educate our next generation of girls about what opportunities are out there for them.

“I have seen the amazing work FIA Girls on Track have done for many years now, and I am very proud to be named as one of their ambassadors,” Kiely added.

“I hope I can help inspire as many girls as possible to think outside the box and consider a career in motorsport.

“The door is open to anyone that is willing to take on the challenge and we want to see more female participation across all areas.”

The Motorsport Australia endorsed programme aims to promote opportunities for young girls in the industry.

FIA Girls on Track hosts free events each year to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-based subjects.

Kiely is trackside today at Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex for its International Women’s Day Festival.

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