Caitlyn Jenner’s new racing team set to compete in 2022 W Series

Caitlyn Jenner attends NASCAR's Busch Light Clash at Los Angeles Coliseum on February 06, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Caitlyn Jenner is joining the W Series for the 2022 campaign, serving as the team principal for the new Jenner Racing team.

The Olympian and former Republican candidate for Governor of California will oversee the day-to-day running of the newly established team in her role as team principal.

Jenner has a long history in motorsport, competing in the IMSA Camel GT Championship as a factory driver for the Ford Motor Company and Jack Roush for six years in the 1980s, notching 57 starts.

“As a believer in fair competition, a lover of motor racing, and a supporter of all women in sport from the grassroots to elite level, W Series ticks every box for me and is a fusion of the different aspects of my career,” said Jenner in a statement released by the W Series.

The driver lineup for the 2022 season will be announced “in due course,” according to the league, with 15 prospective drivers participating in a W Series test at the Inde Motorsports in Arizona earlier in February.

“W Series exists to promote women in motorsport, believing that they can compete equally with men if given the same opportunities,” said W Series Chief Executive Officer Catherine Bond Muir. “We are determined to give females a platform and a pathway to succeed in our sport, and when I first met Caitlyn Jenner, it was clear that she is as committed to that mission as all of us at W Series are.”