Rebecca Jackson is not only a racing driver but also a British television presenter, entrepreneur and motoring journalist. She made waves within motorsport with her Project Le Mans which saw her go from club racing to the highly prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race in just three years. She is currently presenting Modern Wheels, Classic Steals on Dave with Elo King as well as presenting vehicle reviews on the ever popular What car? website.
Jacskson debuted in 2011 in the BRSCC Porsche Championship with Porsche Racing Drivers Association without prior experience of rear wheel drive racing in a 35 year old white Porsche 924 and finished 8th out of 16.
Racing in the Porsche 924 class for the second season, Rebecca finished 4th out of 20.
Rebecca won this championship in 2013 out of the four drivers in her class.
Rebecca competed in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Challenge on her way to Le Mans.
Rebecca and fellow Telegraph correspondent Andrew Frankel set Guiness World Record for the highest numnber of countries visited by car using a single tank of fuel in an Audi A6: the Netherlands, Belguim, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Hungary. The event was supported by Audi and the RAC; the pari travelled a total of 1159miles at an average speed of 49mph.
Jackson joined ex-BRSCC Porsche racer Mike Sellar to co-drive his 997 cup in the GTB class of the 2015 season of Porsche GT Cup.
Racing at 24 hours of Le Mans was a dream of Rebecca's. At Autosport International 2013, she launched Project Le Mans, her four-year plan of competing in the endurance race. This plan involved winning the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) Porsche Production Boxster Class Championship in 2013, which she subsequently won, out of the four drivers in her class. In 2014, year 2, Rebecca planned on competing in the higher race spec Porsche Boxster class and in year 3, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Challenge. The plan for 2016, the final year of the project is to be racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britian and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Four years of hard work later Rebecca achieved her dream. She was overwhelmed as she experienced the pitlane just moments before she got into the LMP3 car to race at Le Mans. She accellerated away from the pit box and joined the greatest race track in the world. After negotiating the Dunlop bridge and GP track, she joined the Mulsanne straight and kept her foot pinned to the floor, and the faster she went the stronger the downforce. All the hard work and determination had been worth the effort!