Woman’s Crush Wednesday: Abbi Pulling
Abbi Pulling is a British racing driver who, at the young age of 18, is a British Karting Champion and has made her debut in the W-series whilst currently racing in British Formula 4!
Written by bruna Brito and Aiden Hover, Edited by Tanishka Vashee
Abbi started racing in 2012 and had already made it to the podium at the Tattershall Kart Club by April of the same year. This successful sting was followed by an acceptance in the ARKS test at Fulbeck, her first non-MSA final, and becoming the last MSA WTP Champion, winning the 2012/2013 Winter Series at the Trent Valley Kart Club.
In 2013, Abbi started to compete all over the British Isles. In her first full year of karting, she participated in the Little Green Man Championship, broke the lap record at Fulbeck and Rowrah and set numerous fastest laps.
Continuing in karting, Abbi pulled to the highest categories, gaining a lot of popularity in 2016, when she was promoted to the Tal-Ko Junior TKM Kart. This time with the team brought in good results as Abbi dominated the category in 2017 and won the Wessex championship.
2018 was a major milestone in the rising star’s career. Abbi won the British Championship again, being the first person to win the Junior TKM title consecutively. And at the same time, she was making her motorsport debut in the Junior Ginetta Championship.
Currently, Abbi Pulling is competing in British Formula 4, supporting the British Touring Car Championship. In relation to her recent W Series debut, the 18 years-old driver said: “I’m over the moon to be making my W Series debut at Silverstone and I want to show people what I can do. I’ve never been to the British Grand Prix weekend before and I can’t even begin to imagine what the atmosphere will be like racing in front of a full home crowd. It will be a very special occasion and, whatever the result, something that will stay with me forever.”
Also, last weekend, one of our divebomb collaborators had the privilege of seeing Abbi Pulling in action at Thruxton where he was hugely impressed by her aggressive and intriguing driving style. Abbie seemed to have no fear when she went for a move – particularly in race two, where she climbed to the lead before being involved in a crash later on that unfortunately put to rest any chance of gaining that elusive race win. However, she came back fighting again in race three showing she had lost none of her confidence behind the wheel!
As always, the team at Divebomb can’t wait to see what the future holds for Abbi and wish her all the best and hope for her to have a stellar career in the world of racing.