WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Bertil Roos Racing School has merged the best assets of the original Skip Barber Racing School with the hiring of top-rated driving instructor Divina Galica and the purchase and meticulous restoration of their fleet of formula cars.
Divina Galica MBE is a true sporting legend in her native Great Britain. She competed in three Winter Olympic Games as downhill ski racer and captained the British Women’s Olympic Ski Team twice. She represented Great Britain at a fourth Olympics in 1992 in the demonstration sport of speed skiing.
In 1973, Galica received the MBE (Member of the Most Excellence Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II for services to sport. She joined such British icons as The Beatles on the list of MBE recipients.
A chance invitation to a celebrity race in 1974 led to a second career in motor racing. Since then, Galica has competed in a variety of race cars and series including Sports 2000, Formula 1, endurance racing and European Truck Racing.
One of five female drivers to have entered a Formula One Grand Prix, she finished 12th in the 1977 Formula One Race of Champions, ahead of legendary drivers Mario Andretti and Clay Regazzoni. She started the 1978 BRDC International Trophy race where she finished ahead of Formula One champions Andretti and James Hunt on the legendary Silverstone circuit.
She moved to the United States in 1994 where she raced against drivers like two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Juan Pablo Montoya and started working as an instructor at the original Skip Barber Racing School.
In 2017, she joined the Bertil Roos Racing School. Fueled with a passion for racing, Galica is never happier than when she is instructing drivers or getting behind the wheel of one of the Bertil Roos cars.
To get the high-quality driving instruction offered by Galica and others, and to check out Bertil Roos Racing School programs, visit www.racenow.com or call 1-800-RACE NOW.