Macie Hitter finally got her first taste of a single-seater racing in January 2022 after a successful taster test session in MSV’s GB4 car at Bedford Autodrome.
Macie has enjoyed plenty of success in karting across the past five years, and was runner-up in the Honda Cadet Championship in 2019, fourth in the Junior X30 category in 2020 and was also the inaugural winner of the YRDA ‘Drive for Diversity’ in the same year.
Macie has also been a finalist in the Ginetta Junior Scholarship for the past two seasons, and selected as a driver for the UK – FIA Girls on Track Rising Stars scheme.
The test at Bedford Autodrome marked Macie’s first laps in an F4-spec car, and Macie was pleased with her progress.
“It went really well and I’m quite surprised as to how well I did,” she commented. “It’s a lot different from what I’ve done before and I’m really pleased.”
She enjoyed plenty of track time at the championship’s headquarters, as she got to grips with the power and downforce that a single-seater generates.
“I’m not too sure how many laps I did but we did five 15 minute sessions just to get used to the car and a feeling for it. The car felt amazing to be honest, and I don’t know how to compare it to other cars I’ve driven as they’re completely different, but it was a truly amazing experience.”
Hitter is now looking at fulfilling her dream of racing a single-seater car, and though she won’t turn 15 in time for the first GB4 round at Snetterton, she’s hoping to get plenty of seat time before a possible race debut later this year or in 2023.
“I’ve always been in love with racing and I’ve always wanted to do single seaters. F4 has always been really expensive and it’s great that there’s now a championship that’s a lot cheaper and could give me a chance in single-seaters.
“I’m a bit too young at the moment but if I can get enough testing this year, it can equip me really well for next year.”