Amanda, better known as AJ, was chosen as HiQ's Pink Grid Girl following an intense online vote, receiving over 24 per cent of the overall votes cast. She will don the iconic HiQ pink grid suit and join thousands of fans as they dress in pink in an attempt to make the grandstands - and every other part of the circuit - pretty in pink and raise thousands of pounds for Breast Cancer Care. The campaign already has the backing of HiQ BTCC fan and Spice Girl Melanie C and Tom Chilton will be joining in the pink theme by dying his own hair pink for the race! 27 year old AJ from Beeston in Nottingham is a doctor at Queen's Medical Centre and is a member of the Chilwell Olympia Karate School and the local Boots Orchestra. Speaking about winning the competition, she said: "I have followed the HiQ BTCC since I was old enough to watch motorsport on TV; I really do love anything with engines and think perhaps I have high octane fuel running through my veins! "Breast Cancer Care is a charity close to my heart so this is a fantastic opportunity to combine my love of motorsport with raising awareness for the charity." After her grid appearance Brands Hatch, AJ will also be treated to dinner with Tom Chilton and ask him questions about his racing career and hopes for the future as part of her prize. Fast fit network HiQ, official sponsor of Britain's premier motor racing series, launched the competition alongside race ace Tom Chilton to take its charity partnership with Breast Cancer Care up a gear. HiQ's marketing manager Geraldine McGovern said: "The Brands Hatch race weekend is set to be a really special culmination to the HiQ BTCC season. We're urging everyone to wear pink to support our fundraising efforts for Breast Cancer Care, but if they forget, they can always pop along to the HiQ trade stand to pick up their pink HiQ caps in return for a donation to the charity.
Official HiQ "Pink" BTCC Grid Girl unveiled
Published: Tuesday 29th September 2009