Off-road driving has been largely considered the a mans sport, however, here in Turkey two women, Nurcan Barcin Satir and co-driver Yasemin Celik have successfully entered this male dominated sport and have even enjoyed second place in the Turkish off-road champoinship in Sinop.
Women’s love affair with motor racing is almost as old as the motor car itself. Long before grid girls became a normal paddock sight in the 1960s, female motorsports enthusiasts challenged men as rivals in road rallies, Grands Prix and even Formula 1 racing.
Nurcan Satir, stated that there is no such thing as men’s sport, saying that “it is the same thing as women driving on the highway. We learn the reflexes off-road racing requires here on the track. I have had much success at the national level and I plan to carry these successes into the international arena”.
Yasemin Celik who has only been racing for three years is determined to continue as she really enjoys the sport. She said that see tries “to memorize the road” which is very important as she has to show her driver which way to go.