Prestone MSA Ladies British Rally Champion Nabila Tejpar will take on the biggest challenge of her short career this month when she contests her very first FIA World Rally Championship event, the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (26-29th October).
In just her second year in the sport, Tejpar has enjoyed a progressive season in the British Rally Championship, piloting her Dunkin Donuts and Pump Technology backed Ford Fiesta R2 to the Ladies title, narrowly missing out on a Cadet Cup podium along the way.
Now, Tejpar and co-driver Richard Bliss will tackle one of the toughest events in the world as the World Rally Championship makes its trip to the UK for a four-day assault on the forests in Wales. With a British Championship Rally consisting of around 150km of competitive driving, Tejpar will encounter over 300km of special stages during the Deeside based Wales Rally GB, marking the biggest event she has ever contested.
Tejpar, 24 from Maldon, Essex has been rallying since her 22nd birthday, introduced to the sport by her father Aziz who competes himself in the British Historic Rally Championship. After contesting single venue events to hone her skills, she embarked on her first season in the DMACK British Junior Championship in 2016 with the MH Motorsport squad.
With “progression” the theme of her career she returned to the series this season, taking a career-best second place in the Cadet Cup at the Nicky Grist Stages in July. With only one point scoring opportunity missed during the year, she held a top three position during the season before ending the year fifth in the Cadet series due to dropped scores and taking the Ladies title along the way.