ANDOVER race driver and track marshal Dawn Boyd has liveried her brand new race car as a unique and innovative way to recognise and promote the work of the motorsport volunteer marshals.

Boyd has been racing for 14 years and is also a keen marshal, is competing this season in the BRSCC Teekay Couplings Production GTI Championship.

She will race all 13 rounds in her Team B42’s Motorsport Golf GTi Mk5 and will be providing gifts and hot drinks to all marshals at every race.

Boyd has asked supporters to offer donations, not for her, but for marshals.

The Andover racer began her season at Silverstone in a new car, built by her own family team, only being finished days before and tested only once, ahead of qualifying.

The car performed faultlessly and Boyd, whilst racing with seasoned veterans of the Mk5 championship, was placed 10th, only two seconds off the pole position.

Race one the Andover driver did not let the leading pack get away from her and finished a very creditable seventh.

After a dry first race for race two it started to rain.

With the previous race non-finishing fast cars starting from behind Boyd was soon in a Golf sandwich.

There was no contact and she fought hard to stay with the pack.

The track gradually got more slippery, but Boyd lap times were the same as in the dry and came in a very creditable 10th.

For the first time out, in a brand new build, the team were very pleased with a successful weekend and will look forward to Croft on May Bank Holiday weekend.