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I Want to Make the Motorcycling World Better for Women

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 →

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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.

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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.

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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 →

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在达喀尔我每年都有新的收获——专访西班牙车手Sandra Gomez

Sandra Gomez在2022年完成了自己的达喀尔拉力赛处子秀。今年,她再次回到达喀尔准备冲击摩托组女子冠军。可惜,因为单核细胞增多症她没能完整地备战今年的比赛,而在比赛中,她又遭遇机械故障最终不得不退赛。这次多灾多难的达喀尔之旅并没有影响Sandra明年再次回归的积极性。我们在今年的达喀尔拉力赛后采访了Sandra,来看看她的摩托故事吧!

我随时准备回到摩托赛场——专访南非车手Taye Perry

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!

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