In Dakar women only: Top 10 riders
Meet the most decorated women of the Dakar rally 2019
The Dakar rally is one of the most demanding of athletes and technology competitions in the world. It’s a race to the far distance on the road, which lasts for eleven grueling days. Challenge the challenges this year will throw 534 rider. Participants say that this is one of those events in life that at least once will test not only your driving skills but also your mental and emotional endurance. In the coming year, it will also have 10 women pilots.
10 women from more than five hundred participants is a little. Even more rare to see some achievements among them. Still to fight on equal terms with men, women find it difficult, at least physically. However, commitment, training and high tech equipment allow the ladies to win the local podiums on stages, surprising everyone with their achievements.
A pioneer in the world rally was in 1979, racer Christine Beckers who was not afraid to take on their fragile shoulders the difficult debut race of the first year of the existence of the transcontinental rally-marathon. Much later, Jutta Kleinschmidt became the first woman to win a stage in 1998, and then the first female winner in the overall classification of the rally-RAID “Paris-Dakar” in 2001.
And so, in 2019, the 40th anniversary of the rally, attended by 10 women pilots. Here they are:
Laia Sanz (Spain) — KTM Factory Racing Team bike
Motorcycle model: KTM 450
The best result in the Dakar: ninth place in 2016
Notable achievements: 13-time world champion motorcycle trials, the 10-time European champion in the trial, five-time winner of the women’s national team of Spain in the “Trial des Nations”, the winner of the women’s world championship Enduro and Women’s Enduro World Championship.
Sarah Garcia (Spain) — Pont Grup Yamaha — motorcycle
Motorcycle model: Yamaha WR 450 F
The best result in the Dakar: was shown by Garcia in the first “Dakar”
Notable achievements: three-time champion of Spain “Spain TT Rally Champion”, winner of the world Cup FIM 2017 among women
Gabriela Novotny (Czech Republic) — Indigo Racing — motorcycle
Motorcycle model: Husqvarna Fe 450
The best result in the Dakar: exit to 73rd place in the overall standings on the 10th stage due to a broken collarbone in 2018
Notable achievements: first place in the women’s category at “Merzouga Rally” and “Serres Rallies” in 2017
Hianna of Summary Velarde (Peru) — Socopur Motorsports — motorcycle
Motorcycle model: KTM EXC F
The best result in the Dakar: was shown Velarde on the first “Dakar”
Notable achievements: part in the rally “Inca point” in Peru, the championship Ecuador motocross 2017
Cristina Gutierrez Herrero (Spain) — Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross-Sodicars Racing — car
Model four-wheel drive vehicle: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross T1 Prototype
The best result in the Dakar: 38th place overall in 2018. The highest place among women in 2018
Notable achievements: six-time champion Spain among women, the winner of the Sealine rally in Qatar (2016), took second place in the championship of Spain rally 2015
Camellia Liparoti (Italy) — C. A. T. Racing Yamaha — car
Model four-wheel drive vehicle: Yamaha YXZ1000R
The best result in the Dakar: the ninth place in the category of “Quad” in 2012. The first woman to win the women’s overall standings in quads in 2013
Notable achievements: six-time champion of women in the world rally championship, World Rally TT, the first woman to win a round of “Rally of the Pharaohs” (2009).
Fernanda Kanno (Peru) — DE 0 AL Dakar — car
Model four-wheel drive vehicle: Toyota Landcruiser Rent2Race
The best result in the Dakar: abandoned during the eleventh stage in 2018 due to a technical problem the car
Notable achievements: the first Peruvian to Dakar. Especially the first Peruvian.
Andrea Patricia Lafarga Better (Paraguay) — DK420 Competition — car
Model four-wheel drive vehicle: Toyota Tacoma
The best result in the Dakar: the first rally of politeness
Notable achievements: first place in the championship of Paraguay rally 2017
Annette Fischer (Germany) – Racing4Charity – Team Face ALS car
Model four-wheel drive vehicle: Can-Am Maverick X3
The best result in the Dakar: the first rally Fisher on the Dakar.
Notable achievements: podium on rally Merzouga 2018
Olga Rutskova (Czech Republic) — Moto Racing Group (MRG) — car
Model four-wheel drive vehicle: Can-Am Maverick XRS X3
The best result in the Dakar: 26th place in 2018
Notable achievements: winner of the Women’s FIM Baja World Cup 2018
Let’s see what they come out and wish him success. The most difficult race in the world will last until January 17.