THERE is no question that motor sport is male dominated, but there is a deep-seeded history of women in the in support roles.
This weekend at Mount Panorama the Krincorp Racing Team is just one outfit which will continue that tradition as their #69 Holden VF Redline Craig Lowndes Edition race car tackles the Bathurst 6 Hour.
Team manager Yvette Kinkade and car controller Corrine Virag will be on the pit garage floor.
Last year, Virag was car controller for the TVR Racing entry at the Bathurst 6 Hour which finished with a class win and a sixth outright.
“I’m really looking forward to being back at the mountain, we had a great result last year and we are all working hard to achieve an even better finish this year,” Virag, who is preparing to race with her father Tony next year in a Production Car, said.
This is Kinkade’s first year with Krincorp Racing in the role as team manager, but she knows her way around a high-performance car and a track.
“There has been months of planning, to do lists and hard work to get the team to Bathurst,” she said.
“With all the positive feedback from our team meetings and testing, the class win and a podium finish is well within our reach. Team morale is high, the car is on point and we are ready to give this a red hot go!”
Krincorp’s female presence does not end with that pair either.
There supporting the Class B2 entry are Helen Krinelos and Jacqui Virag.
“From the time Helen and I wake, we’re prioritising duties both on and off the track,” Jacqui Virag said.