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'Long way to go!' Supercar fanatic Danni Menzies blasts sexism in motor sport

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Danni Menzies first launched her way onto the presenting scene by appearing in a show about supercars. However, the A Place in the Sun presenter is adamant that more needs to be done to discourage sexism in motor sport and to get more females out on the racing track.The supercar fanatic, who was on location in Sweden just before our chat filming an X Factor style show about female drivers, has a huge appetite for driving at speed.Yet she revealed: "I think there used to be [a lot of sexism surrounding the sport]."Now everyone's trying to sort of even things out and give women the same opportunities as men."Danni once appeared in an event in which she out-raced 30 male contestants to win - but she doesn't believe female contributions are always recognised or that they get the credit that they deserve."It's about time that kinda happened in motor sport.

Hopefully the change is happening," she mused.However, the 33-year-old warned: "I think there's a long way to go."Her forthcoming show will be "like the X Factor for female racing drivers" - and the project, begun after she announced her departure from A Place in the Sun, is right up her street."I love it.

I started driving when I was very young," she enthused."My dad taught me to drive when I was about ten years old so I've always been quite passionate about going fast and driving cars."Though she admits her first ever car was a relatively modest Fiat Panda, she added that, in terms of racing, she did "a rally across Europe" with her father.She added: "My first ever job in TV was driving supercars."Besides that, the presenter once took part in a demolition derby and a supercar race in her native Scotland which saw her beat 30 male contestants to the winner's spot.Enthusing.

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