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NOT a sexist thread (honest)

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' started by hornet, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. Why do we not see more ladies in the upper levels of road-racing? There's a couple of very competitive ladies in England http://www.mbr.co.tt/index.htm
    Is it because they are more sensible and won't take the risks us blokes take? It surely can't be as simple as physical strength or endurance, or reflexes?
    I remember Jenny Coates back in the eighties; she rode a Kawa 650 and she was real quick.
    I would have thought a lady in leathers would be eminently saleable in this media-driven world......

  2. Women aren't self centred enough to believe that they deserve to make money from something like motor racing
  3. Women are too focussed on impotant issues of life to bother with what they regard as a frivolity.

    Lella Lombardi was a very successful racing car driver in the 70's

    Of course, Shirley Muldowney was a several times drag racing champ in the States.

    Rachelle Splatt emulated Muldowney here in Australia in Top Fuel Dragsters

    And Angelle Savoie is a multiple motorcycle drag racing champ (again in the USA)

    So there are exceptions (but Katya Pognesen was not one of them!!!)