Caitlin Wood is living the dream of many young motor sport enthusiasts as she prepares to make her debut in this year’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series.
The 21-year-old signed with UK based team MTech Racing in March after a successful stint in the 2017 Blancpain GT Series where she picked up two podiums along the way.
The Australian will be behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 alongside teammate Brent Millage, although she is no stranger to the Lamborghini, having piloted a Gallardo during the Blancpain series.
“I am extremely excited to be getting back behind the wheel of the Huracan, especially as it is the European Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series,” Wood told speedcafe.com.au.
“It is such a competitive championship and it is amazing to fly the Aussie flag high here in Europe.
“It has been exciting preparing for the event with MTech Racing and my teammate Brent Millage in the lead-up.
“Monza is an incredible track, rich with motorsport heritage.
“Not only that, but it’s a technical circuit but I feel confident and ready for the challenge.
“I can’t wait to start the season this weekend.”
Born in New South Wales, Wood quickly established herself in the karting scene before competing in nine races in the 2015 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship, including a sixth and pole position in the process.
Her good work did not go unnoticed, earning a move to Europe through a scholarship with Reiter Engineering in Germany and winning the Reiter Young Stars Cup in 2016.
While Wood’s ambition is to be the first woman to win the 24 Le Mans, her debut the Trofero Europe Series brings her a step closer in reaching that goal.
“It’s what I am passionate about,” Wood told The Australian.
“I’m the first Australian woman to do this, and I’m going to give it a real crack.”
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series begins with the first round on 21 April in Monza, Italy with another five rounds to take place after.