She arrived at Silverstone calling herself a 'basic Basingstoke housewife' WHERE article_id=but left the world famous circuit as a glamorous grid girl adored by thousands, thanks to the HiQ fast fit network.

Mother-of- three Beverley Edwards was chosen as our official Pink Grid Girl following a huge nationwide competition to find the face of our fundraising efforts for Breast Cancer Care.

We launched the competition alongside Team Aon to take our charity partnership with Breast Cancer Care up a gear and eventually raised more than £6,000 for the charity over the course of the final BTCC race weekend.

The 39 year-old donned the iconic HiQ pink grid suit as the face of our fundraising at Silverstone and lined up on the touring car grid in front of the cars of Tom Chilton, Tom Onslow-Cole and Andy Neate.

She even shared the limelight with famous model Lucy Pinder and didn't look a bit out of placed as she showed off HiQ's shade of pink thousands of fans and even more watching live on ITV.

Beverley, from Tadley, said: "Sunday October 16 is a day I will never forget, thanks to everyone at HiQ.

"To be able to represent HiQ as the face of their Breast Cancer Care fundraising activities was a real honour.

"The fans were brilliant to me and so too Team Aon, who looked after me from start to finish.

"I still can't believe I won! I am just your basic housewife! I'm vertically challenged and too 'full figured' to ever be a model, so it was nice to enjoy my 15 minutes of fame for all the real women out there!"

HiQ's marketing manager Geraldine McGovern told HiQ online: "We couldn't have wished for a better winner than Beverley.

"When we set-out to find a grid girl we were hoping for a personable, passionate lady who would put our fundraising efforts on the map.

"Beverley ticked all of the boxes and we are thrilled that she had a great day to remember with us."