Laleh Seddigh – Iranian female racing driver

Remarkable people with Iranian roots

A PhD student from Tehran, she has been nicknamed “a little Schumacher” after the German Formula One champion. She has been given the title of Iran’s best female racing driver. The story is featured in a BBC TV documentary called “Girl Racer”.

The documentary can be viewed here:

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She earned international fame by fending off a host of male competitors to become Iran’s national rally champion in 2005.

More infos:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laleh_Seddigh
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/14/international/middleeast/14seddigh.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all

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Female Iranian motor sports stars

At 28, Laleh Seddigh is known for her stunning looks and legendary driving skills…A PhD student from Tehran, she has been nicknamed “a little Schumacher” after the German Formula One champion. She has now been given the title of Iran’s best female racing driver.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4349341.stm

Nora Naraghi is barred by her gender from taking a motorcyle out on Iran’s roads, but has defied discrimination to become the country’s motocross champion…Although women are banned from riding motorcycles on the streets in Iran, scenes of women riding pillion on motorbikes are not unusual.But unlike Saudi Arabia, which is also deeply conservative, they are allowed to drive cars. Some even drive buses and long-haul trucks.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6857478/Irans-female-motocross-champion-gets-uphill-ride.html

“Iran’s female motorsports champion Zohreh Vatankhah
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/lipstick-revolution-irans-women-are-taking-on-the-mullahs-1632257.html?action=gallery
https://www.facebook.com/zohreh.vatankhah.1356

Noora Naraghi – Iran’s female motocross champion

Remarkable people with Iranian roots

Noora Naraghi was born in Teheran on May 30th 1988. She is the first women’s Iran motocross champion. In 2009, she won Iran’s first-ever Female Motocross Championship.

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Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noora_Naraghi
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6857478/Irans-female-motocross-champion-gets-uphill-ride.html

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