2007 Picture.Red Bull, with racing team partner AMN Motorsport announced the first-of-its-kind Red Bull Female Driver Search (RBFDS) 2007 at the Atrium, Kuala Lumpur.
A racecar driver need to be strong, fit, has high stamina and can give full concentration during racing.We can say this racing world as a world for men.But things has changed today.Women also can become as a racecar driver.Last time, we always relate cars with men, but today motorsport and automotive world can be relate with women. As an example, some of our readers also women.They always talk about cars here and they love their car so much.But we don’t think that they able to be as a racecar driver.So here we want some opinion from them about female racecar driver.What they will say? Maybe Lily, achik, nizu, -N-, balqis, juju and others can give their comment here.Lily, do you want to be a female racecar driver?.Achik already offered herself to be the female racecar driver.Just Joking.=)
To become a professional race car driver is a very long and tedious process and only those who are very dedicated will survive and be able to actually achieve the status of professional racecar driver.In Malaysia it is so interesting because we already have a racing team that used female drivers to race for their team.It is the Red Bull X1R Racing Team.The Red Bull X1R Racing Team used female drivers the B class category in the Merdeka Millennium Endurance or MME.Here are the list of their famous female drivers, celebrity Deanna Yusoff, Hiroko Nakamura, Philippa Yoong, Kazumi Mikami and Nurul Alis @ Kiki.In that competition they used the Proton Satria GTi as their race car.
Nurul Alis @ Kiki, Hiroko Nakamura and Deanna Yusoff.
The Red Bull X1R Racing Team also had do some competition which is Red Bull Female Driver Search and all the winner had been named as Red Bull Rookies. Norlina Johor, Leona Chin, Puteri Ayu Jasmin, Norbaizura Ruslan, Nurhayati Umar and Diana Chin.All of them using more powerful car.They are trained by the previous female driver for Red Bull.Malaysians, you should be proud that we also have some race car and drifter girl.Car racing and drifting is a sports that not all people are able to do that.Only for those who have the passion in this sports can do drifting.
WOMAN AS A RACING CAR DRIVER? SESUAIKAH SEORANG PEREMPUAN MENJADI SEORANG PELUMBA KERETA? MALAYSIA’S FEMALE CAR DRIVER.
The Red Bull Female Driver Search winners (from left) Norlina Johor, Leona Chin, Puteri Ayu Jasmin and Norbaizura Ruslan. (above & below)
Below are some information about them.
Name : Leona Chin Lyweoi
Nationality : Malaysian
Age : 23
Date of Birth : 23-07-1986
Occupation : Entrepreneur
Hobbies : Motorsports (Car Drifting, Arcade racing,Track Racing, Go Kart)
Talents : Drifting, Track Racing
Career: Manager of Asia Advanced Driving Academy Sdn Bhd (AADA)
Name: Puteri Ayu Jasmin Abdul Hamid
Age: 25 tahun
Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Career: Pengurus akaun/pengurus acara
Name: Nur Hayati Omar
Age: 24 tahun
Location: Johor Bahru, Johor
Career: Penuntut jurusan undang-undang
Name: Diana Chin
Age: 22 tahun
Location: Pulau Pinang
Career: Pengurus Acara di Pusat Pembangunan Pelancongan, Budaya, Kesenian dan Warisan Pulau Pinang
Watched closely by trainers and MME regulars Phillipa Yoong and Hiroki Nakamura, the quartet of Puteri Ayu Jasmin, Norlina Johor, Norbaizura Ruslan and Leona Chin took turns in taking their Honda Integra DC2 race car around the track; putting to practice tips provided their learned trainers.