Sandra Gomez made her Dakar debut in 2022. This year, she came back to Dakar to win the Women's Trophy. However, mononucleosis hindered her preparation and a technical issue prevented her from completing the rally. This difficult second adventure in the Dakar wouldn't stop Sandra from trying again next year. We had the opportunity to talk to Sandra after the Dakar. Let's see her story at the Dakar and beyond.
I Plan to Return in Good Time
Calheine Taye Perry is one of the two African women who first competed and completed the Dakar Rally on a motorcycle. This year Taye was aiming for her fourth Dakar journey as the co-driver for one of the Dakar Sistaz - Yasmeen Koloc, but was unfortunately unable to make it. We had the opportunity to interview Taye, here is what she has to say about her career and experience at the Dakar.
I Live for the Challenge
In the 2023 edition of the Dakar Rally, Dutch rider Mirjam Pol embarked on her 10th journey in the epic off-road event. On January 15th, she finished 49th (1st woman) in the bikes category, matching her performance in the 2022 event. We caught up with Mirjam after she returned to the Netherlands. Let’s get to know her story at the Dakar and beyond.
The Dakar Helped Me Move Past My Accident
This year’s edition of the epic off-road event, the Dakar Rally, ended on January 15th. South African rider Kirsten Landman finished 71st in the Bikes category, 12th among the Original by Motul riders. This has been her second adventure in the off-road marathon, and her first attempt at the Original by Motul category, where riders enter the rally without assistance. We caught up with Kirsten after she returned to South Africa. Let’s get to know her story at the Dakar and beyond.
You Feel Like You are One with the Car – FIA Rally Star Drivers’ Series Vol.7 Molly Spalding
We interviewed one of the Rally Star finalists in the APAC Final - Australian driver Molly Spalding. Let's see what she has to say.
If I Can Do It, You Can Do It – FIA Rally Star Drivers’ Series Vol.6 Pragathi Gowda
25-year-old Indian driver Pragathi Gowda will be joining Farah Zakaria (Jordan), Maja Hallén Fellenius (Sweden), Katie Milner (United Kingdom), and Kristie Ellis (South Africa) in the FIA Rally Star Women’s Final in Januaray 2023 in Peru. We had the chance to hear from Kristie about her story, here is what she has to say.
Our Goal as a Company Is to Have an All-female Team in MotoGP
In September, at Gran Premio Animoca Brands de Aragón, Maria Herrera made a historical wildcard entrance in the Moto3 World Championship. Maria is currently racing in the MotoE World Cup, and she has previously raced full-time in the Moto3 World Championship between 2015 and 2017. This time, her wildcard was special because she was supported by an all-female crew. We had the opportunity to interview Aurora Angelucci, the brain behind this wildcard entry, Founder and CEO of Angeluss - Women Sport Management. Here is Aurora’s story with motorsport.
Rising Stars Profile Vol.15 – Alice Buckley
We are continuing with the profile series of drivers participating in the program. Today, we give you Alice Buckley, one of the Senior Category finalist.
Rising Stars Profile Vol.14 – Chloe Grant & Tyra Sundberg
We are continuing with the profile series of drivers participating in the program. Today, we give you Chloe Grant, one of the Senior Category finalist, and Tyra Sundberg from the Junior Category.
Dakar Sistaz – Yasmeen Koloc: I am Prepared for Challenges
In 2023’s year-opening traditional event - Dakar Rally, eighteen-year-old Yasmeen Koloc will venture onto her first Dakar effort. Together with her twin sister Aliyyah Koloc, Yasmeen used to train to become a professional tennis player. However, when injuries interrupted their dream to collect the Grand Slams’ trophies, Yasmeen and her sister followed their father’s path onto motorsport. In the past two years, Yasmeen gathered experience in Renault Clip Cup, GT4, cross-country Bajas to get ready for Dakar. We recently had the opportunity to interview Yasmeen, let’s see what she has to say about chasing the dream of Dakar Rally.
Rising Stars Profile Vol.13 – Macie Hitter & Shriya Lohia
We are continuing with the profile series of drivers participating in the program. Today, we give you Macie Hitter from the Senior Category, and Shriya Lohia from the Junior Category.
Improving Everyday Doing The Best Sport Ever
European Rally Championship (ERC) driver Rachele Somaschini was born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Her condition has never been an obstacle for her in her chase of a motorsport dream. In reality, the 28 years old Italian made her WRC debut in 2019, and she has leveraged her motorsport career to start the #CorrerePerUnRespiro (Racing for a Breath) campaign and help others with CF who are in need. We had the opportunity to interview Rachele recently, let’s see what she has to say about her career and raising awareness of the disease she battles on a daily basis.
Rising Stars Profile Vol.12 – Chloe Chong & Siri Hökfelt
Just like in the prvious two editions, we are rolling out the profiles of drivers participating in the program. Today, we give you Chloe Chong, one of the Senior Category finalist, and Siri Hökfelt from last year's program.
I Learn Something New with Every New Project – Interview with Leena Gade
Before the double-header at Sardinia, we had the opportunity to talk to both Leena and Teena. Today we bring you the conversation with Leena, see what the 3-time Le Mans 24h winner shared about her successful career in motorsport and this new chapter in Extreme E.
Back to the Rally Roots – Interview with Teena Gade
Before the double-header at Sardinia, we had the opportunity to talk to Leena and Teena Gade. Today we bring you the conversation with Teena, see what she shared about her long career in motorsport and this new experience in Extreme E.
My Lack of Experience was My Biggest Strength – FIA Rally Star Drivers’ Series Vol.5 Krsitie Ellis
20-year-old South African driver Kristie Ellis will be joining Farah Zakaria (Jordan), Maja Hallén Fellenius (Sweden), and Katie Milner (United Kingdom) in the Women's Final later this year in North America. We had the chance to hear from Kristie about her story, here is what she has to say.
My Passion Has Been Undeniable – FIA Rally Star Drivers’ Series Vol.4 Paige de Jager
From May 27 to 29, South Africa hosted the third Continental Final of the FIA Rally Star – the African Final. We talked to one of the fianlists, South African driver Paige de Jager after the African Final, here is what she has to say about her racing career as well as experience at the African Final.
From a Fan Helping Other Fans to a Professional in the Paddock
We interviewed Susanna to get some behind-the-scenes story of her experience in the paddock as well as the CFMOTO project. Let's see what she has to share.
Difficulties Are Fun Things – FIA Rally Star Drivers’ Series Vol.3 Farah Zakaria￼
We talked to Farah Zakaria after the FIA Rally Star MENA Final, here is what she has to say about her 17 years of racing.
Learning Step by Step – Interview with Lilou Wadoux
We had the opportunity to have a Q&A with Lilou Wadoux before the season started, here is what she has to say about her first WEC season.
My Strength is My Steep Learning-Curve – FIA Rally Star Drivers’ Series Vol.2 Maja Hallén Fellenius
We had the opportunity to have a Q&A with Maja Hallén Fellenius - Joint Winner from FIA Rally Star European Final. Let’s see what she has to say about her career so far.
I Want to Bring My Experience and Help Riders Grow
Valeria Wilkes runs WMS Motorsport, a swiss team competing in MES Trophy (Trofei Motoestate) as well as providing technical services in CIV in Italy. We met her when she was searching for a Chinese rider to join her team in MES Trophy. While it was a difficult quest, we found her story in the paddock inspiring. Here we give you her stories of over 20 years in the motorcycling world.
It Was Always Clear Since I Was a Small Girl – FIA Rally Star Drivers’ Series Vol.1 Suvi Jyrkiäinen
We caught up with Suvi Jyrkiäinen after the FIA Rally Star European Final, let’s see what she has to say about her experience during the European Final and her career.
I Knew I was in Straight Away – On the Kerbs with Magdalena King
On the Kerbs with Thiemo Albers-Daly this time is another Formula Woman Finalist, Magdalena King. They caught up recently to chat about her Formula Woman journey so far, her winning mentality, weird food combinations and much more!
It Motivates You to Strive for Better Results
year's Chinese New Year special series with the story of Jackie Hope Tam (谭燕杰), manager and rider of HRT - Happy Racing Team.
The Universe has a Funny Way of Working out! – On the Kerbs with Driving Bex
On the Kerbs with our guest bloggert is Driving Bex, the Formula Woman Finalist.
It Feels Amazing! – On the Kerbs with Isla Mackenzie
On the Kerbs with our guest bloggert is Isla Mackenzie, who is now a Formula Woman Finalist.
I Never Thought I’d Experience Something Like That
We continue with the Year of the Tiger Chinese New Year special series. Today we give you the story of Qianying Zhang, Kawasaki Racing Team China rider.
Paulina Polackova on Making It into the World of Motorsport
Guest blog by Thiemo Albers-Daly Photos provided by Paulina Polackova Paulina Polackova is an up-and-coming rally driver who’s determined to work hard and get herself firmly into the motorsport scene. She fell in love with racing from a young age and is happy to try out racing anything with an engine. I had the chance... Continue Reading →
Spirits of Young Talents Motivate You to Go Further
As we welcome the Year of the Tiger, we kick off this year's Chinese New Year special series. Today we give you the first stories of this thee-piece series - Shu WANG, independent contractor of PERTAMINA MANDALIKA SAG Racing Team.
I Care About The Details In Every Aspect Of My Work
Our story today is about Avintia's Communication Officer Jiaxin "Kaka" Tang (or Gasing Tong in her native Cantonese), who got hooked on the sport because of the nine-time World Champion and MotoGP Legend Valentino Rossi, and even got to work closely with Rossi's team for one season.
The Daredevil Chasing Her Dream in Speed – Extreme E Series Vol. 9 Sara Price￼￼
Before Island X Prix, we caught up with Chip Ganassi Racing's Sara Price on their long layover in Switzerland. Let’s see what she has to say about her career and her experience with Extreme E.
Rising Stars Profile Vol.11 – Emma Wigroth & Skye Parker
Our Rising Stars profile series is still ongoing. Today, we give you Emma Wigroth in the Senior category and Skye Parker in the Junior category.
Rising Stars Profile Vol.10 –Aada Turpeinen & Alexia Danielsson￼
Our Rising Stars profile series is still ongoing. Today, we give you Aada Turpeinen in the Senior category and Alexia Danielsson in the Junior category.
It’s a Level Playing Field for Everyone – Extreme E Series Vol. 8 Emma Gilmour
We talked to Veloce's Emma Gilmour before Island X Prix. Let’s see what she has to say about her amazing career as well as her experience with Extreme E.
Chasing My Dream through Commitment and Sacrifices
Ning ‘Angela’ Liu is the Partnership Coordination Officer with Alpine F1 Team, one the the Formula 1 dream chaser hailing from China. We had the opportunity to chat with Angela about how she kicked off her career in motorsport and Formula 1. Let's hear her story.
Rising Stars Profile Vol.9 – Laura Camps Torras & Nea Kytölä
We continue rolling out the profiles of drivers participating in the program. Today, we give you Laura Camps Torras in the Senior Category and Nea Kytölä in the Junior Category.
Rising Stars Profile Vol.8 – Bianca Bustamante & Laura Bubenova
This year, the FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars program came back bigger and better. Two groups of girls, 14 in the Senior Category and 14 in the Junior Category, will go into the three-day shoot-out from the 21st to 23rd of October at the Circuit Paul Ricard. Just like last year, we are rolling out the profiles of drivers participating in the program. Today, we give you Bianca Bustamante in the Senior Category and Laura Bubenova in the Junior Category.
If You Dream about It, Work Hard for It – Extreme E Series Vol. 7 Jutta Kleinschmidt
We caught up with Jutta Kleinschmidt before Arctic X Prix, let’s see what she had to say about her legendary career at Dakar and her new challenge with Extreme E.
Next Year I Want to Fight for the Championship
We had the opportunity to have a Q&A with Nerea Martí after Hungagoring, where she got her maiden podium in W Series, let’s see what she has to say about her career and the W Series.
We Live for The Challenges – Extreme E Series Vol. 6 Claudia Hürtgen
We talked to ABT CUPRA XE's Claudia Hürtgen before Ocean X Prix. Let’s see what the veteran has to say about her short journey with Extreme E.
Don’t Let Anyone Tell You You Can’t
Anna Schwaiger is the Systems Low Voltage Engineer on the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. We had a Q&A with Anna after New York ePrix. Now ahead of R13 of Season 7 in London, let’s see how she realized her dream of becoming a motorsport engineer inspired by her childhood passion for Formula 1.
Back in the Family Business – Extreme E Series Vol. 5 Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky
We caught up with Mikaela before and after Ocean X Prix, let’s hear about her experience in developing the tyre for Extreme E as well as her career in motorsport.
It’s the Future! – Extreme E Series Vol. 4 Cristina Gutiérrez
We caught up with Cristina Gutiérrez before she headed off for Senegal, let’s see what she shared with us about Dakar and Extreme E.
It Was Like a Dream to Be Among Them – Extreme E Series Vol. 3 Christine Giampaoli-Zonca
This month, in anticipation of Ocean X Prix, we continue with our Extreme E female drivers series. We caught up with Christine Giampaoli-Zonca after Desert X Prix. Let’s hear her story with Hispano Suiza Xite Energy.
We Will See How It Goes – Catching up with Dorna Event Director Norma Companys
In 2019, we talked to Dorna’s Event Director for MotoGP, Norma Companys, to hear about her career with MotoGP. After Norma’s team put together the impossible 2020 season, we caught up with her again between the two races at Losail International Circuit while she had a brief moment of down-time on Friday, to learn more about organizing MotoGP races in this crazy age.
It’s Like from a Movie! – Extreme E Series Vol. 2 Catie Munnings
This month, coming off of the inaugural X Prix, we give you another installment in our Extreme E female drivers series - let’s hear the story of Catie Munnings with Andretti United.
It Adds to The Adventure! – Extreme E Series Vol. 1 Molly Taylor
We kick off our Extreme E Female Drivers' Series with the story of Molly Taylor.
Who Says Liter-bikes Are Not for Girls? – Exclusive Interview with Olivia Jia
Chinese New Year special series:The Parallel Lines in Life – Exclusive Interview with Kim ChenThe Pianist on Two Wheels – Exclusive Interview with Rui Jia © All photos, including featured cover, provided by Olivia Jia Today, on Lantern Festival, we conclude our Chinese New Year special series and give you the story of Tianshuang “Olivia” JIA, 2020 Ducati... Continue Reading →
On the Kerbs with Freya Brolsma – How can Aussie Rules Footie help Formula 1?
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In Conversation with Motorbike Racer Ran Yochay
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On the Kerbs with Danielle Simpson – The Mindset Mission & Mental Health in Formula 1 and Beyond!
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On the Kerbs with Lauren Tayla – “Mini Racing is Insane!”
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和我们此前专访过的Kirsten Landman一样，在2020年Calheine Taye Perry也成为了达喀尔摩托组的非洲女性车手先驱。今年Taye原本要出赛自己的第四次达喀尔拉力赛，作为达喀尔姐妹花Yasmeen Koloc的领航员在T3组别出赛。可惜最终由于Yasmeen的伤病两人没能成行。我们对Taye进行了专访，来看看她的达喀尔故事吧！
In Conversation with FIA Rising Star Macie Hitter
Guest blog by Thiemo Albers-Daly