Jem Hepworth is a British racing driver whose exceptional talent and unwavering determination have positioned her as a rising star in motorsports. Hailing from Devon, England, Jem’s passion for speed ignited at seven when she first started racing quad bikes.
With an impressive seven-year stint in karting, Jem honed her skills and gained invaluable race craft experience. Her dedication and hard work paid off, leading her to achieve success early in her career. She became the rookie champion in her first year of go-karting and secured the prestigious Wessex Championship title in 2018.
Jem’s journey was pivotal when she became an ambassador for Motorsport Woman, an organisation dedicated to supporting and empowering women in motorsports. Together, they have worked tirelessly to build a community for women in the sport and inspire the next generation of racers. Guided by their unwavering belief in her potential, Jem embarked on her first car championship and accomplished a remarkable feat by winning the championship in her rookie year at 19, becoming the youngest woman to achieve such a milestone.
Jem has consistently showcased her speed and precision on the track throughout her career. She was the fastest female driver in high-profile shootouts, including the W-series Arizona F4 test and the Heart of Racing GT4 test in 2022. Jem’s racing career has seen her drive many vehicles, from Formula 3 and Formula 4 cars to GT4s, GT3s, and prototypes.
Signing with RAFA Racing has further propelled Jem’s career to new heights. Racing alongside Rafa, their collaboration has proven to be a winning combination. They achieved podium success, showcasing exceptional teamwork and skill at the inaugural round of the McLaren Trophy at Paul Ricard in France, securing two impressive second-place finishes.
As Jem’s journey unfolds, her sights are set on the iconic Spa circuit in Belgium. She aims to solidify her position as a rising star in the racing world and continues to serve as an ambassador for RAFA Racing Club, inspiring fellow racers and fans alike with her passion and determination.