A good start to the year with the news that Laura will be a works CRG for 2011.
The 2010 season was a new start for Laura. After 5 years with Gillard karts she started the season in the Millennium Motorsport team on Tonykart chassis and TM engines. The package of Millennium Tonykart and TM was fantastic and she established herself as one of the fastest drivers on the grid. A fantastic grid 3 for the pre final at the Lonato Winter cup was spoilt by unbelievable bad luck when the plug failed as she started the main final. The race after at Zuera also saw Laura overtaking many of the professional drivers getting up to 4th before being pushed right off the track by someone whose reputation was being threatened.
It was at this event when Roberto Robazzi, head of Tonykart summoned Laura and offered her a factory supported drive in the Junior Team. Overjoyed at this opportunity Laura accepted and sadly left Millennium.
The first race at Genk the performance was still there cutting through the grid of works drivers with ease only to be taken off more than once by drivers that had already been overtaken. Laura finished the WSK European Championship in 11th overall.
The three World Series meetings in Portugal, America and Egypt were frustrating because although the team was professional and the effort could not be faulted the performance of the engines was not good enough to compete for the front positions, finishing in the championship in 13th overall. At the Macau cup in the final race of the year the speed returned but a broken wiring loom meant coming from a rear grid and finishing 11th.
2009 saw Laura's first full year of European competition. The beginning of the year proved difficult having problems with both the performance of the karts and engines. The team eventually sorted the problem areas and the second half of the season saw Laura make the finals of the European Qualifiers in KF2 and the finals of the last four rounds of the WSK. She was 11th in the British KF2 championships and in the European SKF championships Laura was 24th.
The year was culminated by coming 25th in the World Championships in Super KF, out qualifying two ex World Champions during the meeting. Laura was the first British Female to ever race at this level of competition and she was nominated for the Gold star award by the BWRDC.
In 2008 she competed in the British and European KF2 Championship. With the help and guidance of Dean Panrucker as team manager with Rob McIntyre and Adam Wright as chief mechanics, Laura had a great team behind her, She managed 2nd in the Bridgestone Cup qualifier and 5th at the PF Kartmasters, she was19th place in the British Championship and was only one point from qualification in the European Championship Western Zone qualifier.
For the 2007 season Laura then permanently joined the RL race team, managed by Steve Armstrong, this was in order to take a much more professional approach to the racing.
During this year Laura's driving continued to improve, her father Steve states "it's like things suddenly clicked into place". She was a front runner in the 2007 ICA British Super 1 Championship, regularly qualifying in the top ten. This culminated with a 3rd place podium in the final at Clay Pigeon. The ICA class of karting was one of the toughest and fastest types of karting and Laura was sad to see the demise of this exciting class.
In 2006 Laura concentrated only on the Junior Intercontinental A British Championship finishing 18th in a year catalogued by constant clutch failure. She raced twice in Braga Portugal finishing 9th in the warm up race for the European Championship qualification race and in the actual Championship only missed getting into the main race due to a split fuel line. (Dads fault)
Laura had a very successful season in 2005. Laura competed in the Junior British Championship, finishing 18th out of 46 competitors. By the end of the 2005 season fantastic progress had been made and by round 6 of the British Championship at Shennington she was able to compete in the top ten, finishing in front of the Junior Rotax European champion.