Kayla Barrington from Gillingham is starting to make her mark in the world of British motorcycle racing.
Kayla, 22, is currently the only female rider in the Superstock 600 championship, supporting British Superbikes. Last weekend at a No Limits Racing event, Kayla placed 10th in class in race one of the Pirelli super series 600 class held at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire, followed by 11th in class the following day.
In between she won a charity race welcoming all female riders from any class, which was held in in support of victims of domestic abuse.
National Superstock 600 is a 600cc motorcycle racing class competing nationwide as a support series for the top level of motorcycle racing in the UK, British Superbikes. Superstock bikes are completely standard bikes as if bought from a dealership, no engine modifications are allowed; this levels the playing field, allowing for true talent to shine though.
Last weekend was another demonstration of Kayla’s determination to show that she is capable to mix it with the best. She said: ‘It has been a rollercoaster of a year, and the National Stock 600 is taking my riding to a new level which l was able to demonstrate here this weekend and gives me loads of confidence as we head back into the British Superbikes at Oulton Park in Cheshire.
‘I just want to thank everyone who helps me make out there as without Mum, Dad, my brother Tom, my boyfriend Jarv and my sponsors it just wouldn’t be possible,’ said Kayla, who was born and brought up in Gillingham and went to Gillingham School before going to university in Chichester and then returning to Gillingham.
Kayla Barrington with her trophy.
Photo by Max Silvester Photography