Third-generation driver Jade Edwards, who followed in the footsteps of her father, BTCC race winner Jim Edwards Jr, and grandfather and Clio Cup racer Jim Edwards Sr, began her motorsport career in 2006 when she joined the Ginetta Junior package.
Edwards’ first high-profile win came in 2014, when she won an Aston Martin GT4 Challenge race outright, leading her to be selected as an Aston Martin Young Driver for 2015. Jade would contest a number of selected British GT rounds, as well as winning the Hungary 12 hour in the car.
2017 saw her rise to prominence in the Renault UK Clio Cup, which she contested until the series came to an end at the end of 2019.
In 2020, Edwards announced her BTCC debut, taking to the track in Power Maxed Car Care Racing’s Vauxhall Astra at Silverstone. The historical moment saw Edwards become the first female driver to contest a BTCC round since 2007.
Edwards has declared her intentions for a full campaign in the BTCC for 2021, as she joins PHSC with BTC Racing in one of the squad’s Honda Civic Type Rs.
Date of Birth: 31 March, 1991
Place of Birth: Ascot, Berkshire
Lives in: Northampton
Team: BTC Racing
Car: Honda Civic Type R
BTCC Debut: Silverstone 2020BTCC Races: 9