Caitlin Wood is looking to become the first Australian woman to win the Le Mans 24 Hour. Caitlin started racing on her 7th birthday in karts, and at the age of 15 she progressed into Formula Ford racing her brother’s old Spirit WL06 car which, with the help of her brother and father, they put back together one Christmas break.
At the end of her first Formula Ford season she had progressed beyond the capabilities of the old Spirit and joined Synergy Motorsport. Here she stayed for 18 months before moving to AGI Sport in the Australian Formula 4 Championship during the 2015-2016 season.
During Christmas in 2015 Caitlin received an email from ex Formula One and Le Mans driver Tomas Enge, inviting her to join the Reiter Young Stars programme in Europe for 2016. Racing a KTM X-Bow over a 5 race season at tracks including Spa Francorchamps and Monza, Caitlin won the Championship!
As a result of winning the Reiter Young Stars competition, she drove in the 2017 Blancpain GT Series with Reiter Young Star in a Lamborghini Gallardo where she finished on the podium in the Misano round.
For 2018 Caitlin is joining M-Tech Racing in the European Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship alongside Brent Millage in the PRO-AM category. The opening round will be at Monza on the 21st April, followed by Silverstone on the 19th May.
Already looking to the future, Caitlin would like to return to the Blancpain Series in 2019 or, make her debut in the European Le Mans Series. Her ideal route to Le Mans would be through the ELMS series, but she is also looking at the Asian racing series for a way in.
Caitlin says her ultimate goal is a race at Le Mans in the prototype category and to inspire young females to follow her road to Le Mans.
We wish Caitlin all the very best.