HANNAH Chapman has vowed to do all she can to be on the grid at Silverstone.

The Dunbar racer escaped unscathed from a high-impact crash at Knockhill last month.

The accident, which left the racer with a sore neck, caused substantial damage to her car and saw her watching the action from the pit lane and the commentary box.

The damage to her Hybrid Tune Mini was so severe that it meant she missed out on taking to the track at the next meeting at Snetterton.

Chapman had spent the week ahead of the latest round of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE attempting to find the funding necessary to get back on the grid.

She said: “Unfortunately, it was a big ask to try to raise the money to get back on the track in such a short time.

“It’s part of the sport; it can be a cruel sport.”

East Lothian Courier: Hannah Chapman is hoping to be back on the track at Silverstone. Picture: Nick KeaneHannah Chapman is hoping to be back on the track at Silverstone. Picture: Nick Keane

Positively, she was “really hopeful” of being back on the track at Silverstone next month and was prepared to miss the season’s finale at Brands Hatch in October to make that happen.

The Mini racer said: “I’m alright to sit out the last round in October.

“The nature of the track, there is quite a high risk of an accident there; I don’t want to have another one.

“You cannot be thinking about that.

“Silverstone is wide and flat and I know the track well.

“I have decided I have missed two rounds and want to push for the penultimate round at Silverstone and take the pressure off for the season finale.”

Despite not being in action, the 29-year-old made the trip south to Snetterton to cheer on her team-mates.

She was thankful for the support received from those in the paddock, who wished her a speedy return to action.

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Chapman, who works with Rennat Design at Knockhill, said: “There were lots of nice messages.

“People were stopping me in the paddock and asking me when I was going to be back on track.

“People were absolutely sure that I would be back.”

Attention next turns to the racing at Silverstone, which takes place on September 23 to 25.