Vicki Butler-Henderson biography
Vicki Butler-Henderson is Britain’s most well-known female racing driver and a popular television presenter.
Early Life and Career
Vicki Butler-Henderson started racing karts when she was twelve. After several years spent competing around Britain, at the tender age of 17 she started her career as a racing instructor at circuits such as Brands Hatch and Silverstone.
Vicki has competed in series’ such as Formula First and the 2000 Pentel Ginetta Championship. Vicki Butler-Henderson has also raced in many other events, such as the Porsche Cup, Radicals, the Speyside Stages Rally, a combine harvester race, a 24 hour 2CV race and, on two occasions, as navigator for ITV’s Formula One pit reporter Louise Goodman, in the Rallye Sunseeker.
At the 2004 British Grand Prix meeting at Silverstone, Vicki Butler-Henderson and her co-driver, fellow journalist Matthew Marsh, won the Maserati Trofeo race, an event described by Vicky as one of the best moments of her life. Vicki became the first woman ever to win a race in a Maserati.
She made her television debut in 1994, racing a Ford Fiesta at Brands Hatch in a one-off piece for BBC2’s Top Gear. She was a regular presenter from 1997 until December 2001, during which time she also presented Top Gear GTI for UK Horizons.
In 2002 she moved to five’s new Fifth Gear programme to join fellow presenters Tiff Needell, Jason Plato and Tom Ford, as well as presenting coverage of the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) for ITV.
Vicki Butler-Henderson has co-presented the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show and has guested on other programmes, such as Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, XFM’s Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show, and Radio 2’s Steve Wright In The Afternoon.
Other than her presenting work, she is aslo a successful journalist and has written for; Car Mechanics magazine, Carweek magazine, Auto Express magazine, and What Car?. She also helped launch Max Power magazine and was a regular contributor to Top Gear Magazine.
Vicki Butler-Henderson lent her expert views in the Golden Garages Award, a search for the United Kingdom’s best garage run by Motor Codes. She was part of a professional panel of six independent judges.
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