David Coulthard Tips Jo Wood for Racing Debut

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TV personality and ex-wife of Rolling Stones’ guitarist Ronnie Wood, Jo is about to accomplish her lifelong dream: becoming a fully fledged racing driver. Under the guidance of 13 times Grand Prix winner David Coulthard, Jo Wood has successfully completed her race driving test and obtained an official licence to compete.

She will make her racing debut at the 2011 Silverstone Classic Celebrity Challenge on July 23rd. The Celebrity Challenge will see an all-star line-up going head to head in 130mph Morgan V6 Roadster sports cars, raising funds for the Cancer Research UK ‘Bobby Moore Fund’.

“The most important thing for Jo to do is go out there and enjoy herself - and don’t try and win the race on the first corner,” said the BBC’s F1 commentator. “Patience is sometimes a good thing in a racing car. Great respect to her for having a go though. She seems to be really up for the challenge so I hope she does well.” 

“This is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Jo said. “My Dad used to race when I was a kid so I grew up watching him at the track. Now it’s my turn to get out there and try it for myself and I’m really looking forward to the challenge. I want to master those corners!”

However, the event is set to feature numerous other stars lining up to the grid, including Wood’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ partner Brendan Cole, Heston Blumenthal, Charley Boorman, ‘Comedy’ Dave, Jonny Saunders, Neil Fox, Luther Blissett, Lord Charles Brocket, Rick Parfitt Jr, Neil Primrose and Paul O’Duffy.
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