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Alisha Palmowski to make single-seater debut in GB4

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Alisha Palmowski will step up into single-seater racing this year with Elite Motorsport in GB4.

The 17-year-old already has car racing experience, having won the 2022 Ginetta Junior Scholarship and spent the last two years in Ginetta’s entry-level Junior sportscar series.

She came 13th in the standings as a rookie, with two eighth places being her best results, then she took two poles and took podiums in the Ginetta Junior Winter Series. Last year she switched teams to Elite and came fifth in Ginetta Junior with 10 podiums.

“After having my first tests in a single-seater at the end of last year, it was clear this was the route I needed to go down and GB4 is the most cost effective way to make the transition,” said Palmowski.

“Additionally, GB4 is partnered by the BRDC which is also a great alignment for me after being selected to join the BRDC Rising Star programme.

“I’m extremely excited for the season ahead. Racing single-seaters has always been a dream of mine so to make it a reality is something I’m really looking forward to and I can’t wait for the challenge. My main objective for this year is to be a title contender, fighting for wins and podiums, as well as gaining overall experience and confidence racing single-seaters.

“Elite Motorsport helped me progress so much as a driver last season in Ginettas in every aspect of driving as well as creating a great environment to work in. They have been extremely successful in every championship they’ve entered and I’ve made great relationships with everyone within the team. So I’m grateful to have the opportunity to continue my racing career with them.

“Testing to date has been very successful and I’ve managed to get to grips with the GB4 [Formula 4] car well. I believe my experience driving Ginetta Juniors has equipped me with skills and car control that can be transferred to driving a GB4 car.”