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.
We interviewed one of the Rally Star finalists in the APAC Final - Australian driver Molly Spalding. Let's see what she has to say.
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.
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.
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.
In the 2023 Dakar Rally, Aliyyah Koloc will venture onto her first Dakar, together with her twin sister Yasmeen. Here is Aliyyah’s story about experiencing a variety of racing categories and chasing the dream of Dakar Rally.
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.
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.
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.
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.