Additionally on the Rally Raid Dakar 2022 there will probably be no scarcity of quick ladies. 4 of nice expertise and one debut, let’s examine who it’s.
For the subsequent version of the Dakar Rally Raid (right here the route) there will probably be 149 motorcyclists in complete at first. There’s additionally a pleasant Italian troop, made up of somewhat fascinating names, prepared for the Arabian desert, however there’ll as soon as extra be some fierce representatives of the truthful intercourse. It ought to be famous instantly that the champion Laia Sanz is just not on the listing: higher stated, not within the motorbikes, since she’s going to face a brand new problem within the automobiles along with our Maurizio Gerini. There are 5 feminine riders at first: just one on the debut, whereas all of the others have no less than one Dakar of expertise behind them. Let’s examine who it’s.
Mirjam Pol, # 40 – HT Rally Raid Husqvarna Racing, Husqvarna FR 450 Rally
Eight participations behind her for the 1983-born pilot, initially from the Netherlands, with just one abandonment on the report in 2010. It ought to be emphasised that she is the one lady to have raced within the Dakar in all three continents: the primary version from her disputed dates again to 2006, when he was not but 23 and the competitors was held in Africa. Since 2009, he has moved to South America and Pol has performed in a number of editions, solely to be again at first once more in 2020, his debut yr in Saudi Arabia. That was his greatest Dakar, however on the similar time tragic for the disappearance of two pricey associates like Paulo Gonçalves and Edwin Straver. In 2022 he’s again on the listing to write down a brand new chapter in his profession. Let’s bear in mind, as Baja Ladies 2021 world champion.
Sara García, # 98 – Pont Grup Yamaha, Yamaha WRF450 Rally
The primary feminine rider to compete within the extraordinarily troublesome Authentic by Motul class (from Dakar 2019) continues to write down her story on this legendary Rally Raid. This time, nevertheless, the state of affairs adjustments a bit: after three editions with none help, the Spanish will probably be at first within the ‘basic’ class. That is because of the official assist from Yamaha for its fourth Rally Raid. Recall, in 2019 she was pressured to go away, after which consistently enhance within the final two occasions. This yr she completed 44th, 12th in Authentic by Motul and second greatest lady rider within the Dakar. In 2022 he’s trying to find a brand new problem, beginning now not with a modified enduro bike however with a 100% rally bike, with the purpose of additional enhancing within the general standings.
Audrey Rossat, # 100 – Crew Rossat, KTM EXCF
As a substitute, will probably be the second Dakar for the French pilot / policewoman born in 1984. Her ardour specifically for enduro has taken her far into the off-road world of two wheels, highlighting itself in a interval by which these competitions had been additionally starting to welcome the ‘quick ladies’. Rossat has scored a number of nationwide titles alone, however has additionally achieved a number of world group titles. It’s with this palmares and a non-public group that she introduced herself on the debut within the legendary Rally Raid in 2021. The keenness aroused even in these closest to her satisfied her to work to return once more this yr. Recall that within the final version she completed 59th, the third greatest feminine driver within the Dakar: it goes with out saying that the purpose is to enhance this outcome.
Kirsten Landman, # 117 – KL117, KTM 450 Rally Duplicate
Let’s proceed with one other face already seen on this competitors, exactly in 2020, the yr of its solely Dakar up to now. Seven years after a really critical off-road accident that noticed her at risk of life for about two weeks, from which she happily recovered. Later the African rider obtained again on the saddle, however over time the thought of participating within the legendary Rally Raid has turn into increasingly more concrete, changing into a actuality. She completed 55th, third greatest feminine driver, however in 2022 she is prepared for the problem once more, this time with an enormous distinction. She will probably be at first within the very troublesome Authentic by Motul, with solely herself subsequently as help. And with the purpose of getting his say much more not solely within the general standings, but in addition in that of the fairer intercourse.
Sandra Gómez, # 128 – XRAIDS Clinicas Cres, Husqvarna Rally Duplicate 450
We conclude the roundup with the one rookie. The 28-year-old initially from Madrid has a decent curriculum between trials and enduro each nationally and past the Iberian borders. We point out the 2 Spanish titles and the three trial world vice-championships, in addition to being AMA EnduroCross champion in 2015 and 2016 champion in SuperEnduro. Nonetheless in the identical self-discipline, many weight ends in the XGames, additionally changing into the primary lady to finish the Redbull Romaniacs within the most class. A curiosity is that she additionally labored as a stuntwoman within the well-known TV sequence “La casa di carta”. Pushed by her brother Alfredo and her shut good friend Lorenzo Santolino, a Dakar knowledgeable, she started working and right here she is at first in 2022 for her first Rally Raid within the Arabian desert.
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