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This pink go-kart driving girl wins trophies and dreams of racing in Formula 1

Khloe said: "I want to be a Formula 1 driver and be the first girl to race Lewis Hamilton or drive the police cars on the motorway.

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Khloe McGill, who leads the Super One British championship this year in her category of six to eight years olds, and is often the only female competing. (JPI Media via SWNS)

By Sarah Ward via SWNS

A pint-sized petrol-head is racking up an impressive collection of trophies in her pink go-kart.

Khloe McGill first attended a motorsports event as a newborn baby and has been to major events in Bahrain and Dubai with her parents, including Formula 1.

The girl racer is already leading the Super One British championship this year in her category of six to eight years olds and is often the only female competing.

Two years ago, Santa gave Khloe a pink C50 gas-fueled go-kart that can reach speeds of up to 45mph, and she named it Champion.

Since then she has been running rings around the opposition at track meets, including breaking lap records.

Khloe, from Bo'ness, Scotland, has also competed down south - and has big ambitions for her future.

Her dad Steve McGill has been a racing driver for nearly 20 years and Khloe, who is now in P2, was allowed to sit in the driver's seat of his car from a young age.

Khloe McGill, who leads the Super One British championship this year in her category of six to eight years olds, and is often the only female competing. (JPI Media via SWNS)
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Khloe said: "I want to be a Formula 1 driver and be the first girl to race Lewis Hamilton or drive the police cars on the motorway.

"My daddy is my hero, I used to always go to his racing with my t-shirt on and cheer on him to win with my mummy and granddad.

"I always said to my mummy 'I want to race like my daddy.'

"He can fix my go-kart and mummy helps change my tires.

"I like Lewis Hamilton because he raced karts but not sure he will win this year."

Khloe trains once a week on weekdays or at weekends if her parents are working.

She said: "I feel nervous sometimes but excited too.

"I say to myself 'I am going to win for my family.' Winning makes me happy.

“I tap my go-kart and say 'well done' to her after we win."

She said some of her teachers don't seem to believe how well she is doing.

Khloe added: "Some of them don’t think I actually race and just buy trophies from the shops."

Proud dad Steven said: "Even when she was really young she would sit behind the wheel of a car and want to start it up.

“We had to wait a few months until she turned six in April 2021 before she could begin racing but straight away she was brilliant.

“She’s already been all over the country racing, including in Teeside where she won the championship and London.

"The category is for six to eight-year-olds so some of those taking part are a good bit older than her.

"But she still manages to finish first and often breaks lap records into the bargain.”

Car salesman Steven has been racing for nearly 20 years and took part in Legends car racing, competing in both the Scottish and British Championships.

Dad-of-one Steven added: "It was sort of inevitable that Khloe would get involved as she has been all over with us, including all the main British motorsports circuits, as well as abroad to Bahrain and Dubai.

"She loves it and that’s great but I don’t think she realizes how good she is.

"She’s definitely got more trophies than I ever had.”

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