Goodbye 2020 and thank you …. you have been good to me!

My year in photos ….

Whilst many people, and understandable, are wising good riddance to 2020 , it’s a year I will not forget for many good reasons .

I can still remember the phone call I had 11 months ago , ironically driving past a wind farm ( we have a lot of those in Cumbria) talking about Electric cars and renewal energy , little did any of us know what was about to come ….

My decision to get involved was made , everything was looking good – then came Covid , so I got myself a bike ( ok an e-bike ) and started seeing a lot more of the country side .

As soon as I could travel I was straight to Austria the surreal empty airports and the Covid tests , then the very long process of getting my medical!! I once laughed when my co driver had to get an ECG I though ; ‘I hope I don’t get that old ‘ … turns out I have . At my licence renewal , guess who gave the introduction on the video , Andrew Coley , who now my children think is great !!!! But thanks Andrew for your support and kind words !!

I’ve met some great people and had help on the way , especially Jayne who does my website, to the doctor who came in a Sunday to do my EGC and to Anglesey Circuit for fitting me in on very short notice.

Thanks to my competitors , who were Rallycross regulars for advice , Janis Baumanis was the first person to congratulate me which meant a lot. Going up against Ken Block was abit strange, but as everyone who knows me know, I don’t shy away easily, you only get one shot at life and this year , I’ve embraced it , so thankyou 2020 .

I wish everyone a healthy 2021 , we are all waiting for the Projekt E calendar to be confirmed and I’m sure it will be good…. fingers crossed we can all meet again sometime soon.

Stay safe and Happy New Year


British Rally driver Natalie Barratt has returned to the world of motorsport this year with Projekt Electric. Natalie has got back behind the wheel, and she is fully charged. "Its electric and its mind blowing fast, what more could you ask for?" Natalie will be competing in ‘Projekt E’ series which is the leading electric support series to the FIA World Rallycross Championship. She drives the world 1st Electric Rallyx car. In its inaugurate season, the 4 rounds are all in Europe. "It’s a fantastic opportunity and I’m hugely grateful to be part of it’’ ‘‘To date I can’t confirm If I will manage to compete in all 4 rounds, as the budget isn’t complete yet, but I’m working hard on the case’’ ‘’At the moment I am concentrating on getting the rest of the budget in and getting physically prepared – it’s been a long time since I sat in a car, and it’s a monster off the line, amazing to drive ‘’

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