History was made at the Isle of Wight Speedway this year with the introduction of the very first Nora British Women’s Speedway Championship, which was won by Katie Gordon, who is the latest title winner to be part of our Nora Champions Profiles…
What type of sport do you race in?
I am a female speedway rider
What bike do you ride?
I race a 500cc GM speedway bike
What Championship did you win?
I won the NORA motorsport British Women’s Championship
What was your toughest race in the championship?
The toughest race of the championship was most definitely the final as I knew that I had to win it to become the champion, and I wasn’t letting all my teams and my hard work go to waste.
Who was your biggest rival?
My biggest rival throughout the championship was Taya Thirtle
What was your best race on the way to the title?
Even though I said it was the toughest, the final was definitely the best race as it was an amazing feeling when I crossed the finish line and I could hear the crowd shouting praise, I also knew that all the travelling and preparation was worth it. Plus all my family had come to watch the final round so being able to see their faces and reactions when I won was something very special to me.
How does it feel to be NORA British Champion?
It’s a great feeling to be crowned the first British Women’s Champion in the UK and I really enjoyed every minute of the experience; everyone at the Isle of Wight were really helpful and welcoming.
What are your goals for 2023?
My goals for next season are to improve myself as a rider but also to encourage more people, especially women, to take part in the sport. I would also love to go abroad again to race as I was able to learn a lot whilst I was in Germany. Finally, I would love to take the crown once again at the Isle of Wight
Who would you like to thank for their help in 2022?
I would like to thank all my sponsors and everyone who donated to my GoFundMe page, because without that I wouldn’t have been able to compete. I would further like to thank everyone at the Isle of Wight for putting on this amazing event and finally, saving the best till last, I would like to thank my dad Graham and my mechanic John for all the travelling and making sure the bikes were at a high standard.
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