Nadieh Schoots, een van de weinige vrouwen in het Road Race kampioenschap kan uw steun gebruiken om de lat nog hoger te leggen.
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Nadieh Schoots (26) has raced in championships all over the world, and eventually favoured the highly competitive British Superbike series, racing there for 3 seasons. In 2017 however, she took the valuable lessons learned in BSB, started her own team, and made the switch to real road racing. The team competed the full season in IRRC Superbike, making a bit of history by fielding the first ever female rider in the series (and breaking the fastest female record at every event they visited). Now, Nadieh and her team are looking for sponsors to partner up with for at least 2-3 seasons.
Nadieh: "My team and I purposely kept a low profile this year, to let me get used to the roads without
expectations, yet I still managed to be the outright fastest newcomer at the last two rounds of the season. At Horice
(CZ), the amazing crowd cheered harder for me as fastest newcomer, than for the hometown hero who'd just won
the race. It was an incredible experience. I finished 14th overall in the IRRC championship, with my best points
finish being 8th."
Next year the team aims to finish in the top 10 of the IRRC Superbike standings. They will also take their Kawasaki ZX10R back over to the UK, specifically Ireland, to compete in two of the world's most prestigious road racing events; the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.
Nadieh: "I'm confident that with the support of my team, I will break the fastest female 'record' at both the North West and the Ulster in the first dry practice. If all goes
well I will also race at Macau in November, and my team and I hope to do a couple of BSB Superstock 1000
wildcards if financially possible."
Their ambition doesn't stop there. Assuming 2018 goes to plan, and the team feels confident, they plan to enter the 2019 Isle of Man TT (though they are realistic, and will defer this plan a year if they feel Nadieh is not yet ready to put in a fast and safe ride at this challenging circuit). In addition, their aim in the 2019 IRRC campaign will be a top 5 overall finish. From there they hope to return to the BSB Superstock 1000 series in a points scoring capacity.
The real goal however isn't just good race results; they want to prove to the world that women are perfectly capable of thriving in traditionally male dominated fields. All you need is the right mindset, expectations, and support.
Nadieh: "We expect a lot of exposure over the next few years. Definitely from the racing world, as even if we fall a little short of our goals result wise, we will continue to make history like we did this season. Considering our underlying intentions, we'll also be working very hard to get the mainstream media and public to take notice. It would mean a
lot to myself and the team to receive the (financial) support necessary to realise our plans. We'd love to work out a partnership favourable for all parties with anyone who might be interested to come on board."
NADIEH SCHOOTS RACING
Team owner / rider: Nadieh Schoots
Phone: +31 (0) 626304904
Crew chief: Stefan Engelen
Mechanic / catering: Chris Clifford