Caitlyn Jenner is set to become a team boss in the W Series, as the Olympic Champion turned reality TV star forms Jenner Racing for the 2022 championship.
Jenner will oversee the day-to-day operations of Jenner Racing, with W Series releasing a mock-up of how the car will look once it hits the track.
The livery, the acquisition of sponsors, and deciding upon the team’s driver line-up will be a top priority for Jenner, with the focus being on finding partners who are “aligned with her mission of promoting women in sport”.
“As a believer in fair competition, a lover of motor racing, and a supporter of all women in sport from the grassroots to elite level, W Series ticks every box for me and is a fusion of the different aspects of my career,” said Jenner of her new project.
“A championship dedicated to inspiring young girls and giving women the chance to succeed in roles throughout what has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, W Series is changing the face of motorsport.
“As the series continues its rapid expansion with a truly international cast of drivers and races, this was the perfect time to come on board.
“W Series had a global reach of more than half a billion viewers in 2021, and I am going out to the market to acquire sponsors that align with mine and W Series’ joint missions.”
Jenner rekindling a motorsport flame
While Jenner became best known as an Olympic athlete after winning the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games in Canada, she took part in a celebrity race at the 1979 Long Beach Grand Prix in the USA.
Winning the 10-lap encounter sparked interest in further racing, with Jenner racing professionally at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1980.
She would go on to compete over the next decade, racing in the IMSA Camel GT Championship as a Ford factory driver and for Jack Roush. She made a total of 57 starts in the GT series, which included a second-place finish at the 24 Hours of Daytona, as well as finishing as runner-up in the 1986 season.