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Big cash blow for Aylesford rally driver Louise Cook

Wednesday 12th April 2017

AYLESFORD rally driver Louise Cook was forced to sit out the weekend’s Tour de Corse challenge in Corsica.

The only female in the World Rally Championship, Louise was forced to admit defeat after fund-raising, sponsorship bids and the sale of much-loved racing mementos failed to raise the race money needed.

The 29-year-old posted on her Facebook page: “I have not made it to Tour de Corse, I tried everything in the short time frame. I have taken a few extra kicks this time too, on top of the usual fight.”

She added: “We have had some fantastic publicity, which I am so grateful for, reaching around 130 million people worldwide with the pre and post rally events. I know it surely must be great for potential sponsors, it is finding them that is so hard!”

She went on: “It is quite a low, following the almighty high of making it to the start line of WRC Rally Sweden.”