the sports car is one of the most popular sporting disciplines. Appreciated by many people, this type of sport consists of racing on routes or tracks. Like other disciplines, motorsport has experienced great celebrities. Through their performance and track record, these stars have made history. But, speaking of motorsport, who are the celebrities to remember? Answers in this article.
Carine Sicart is one of the women who have marked the world of motorsport. Born in 1973, this star has always been passionate about sport automotive. This means that she began her career very young with the Moto Cross category. But, it was only after meeting and marrying the famous Jonathan Sicart (Racing Driver) that his racing career took off. Even though Carine Sicart spent less time behind the wheel, she still had a professionnal career prodigious. Throughout her career, she has participated in the following competitions: Princess Rally, Transmaroc, Ferrari Challenge. Very different from each other, each of these tournaments has its particularity.
This competition is a prestigious tournament which puts forward the women pilots and which is disputed only by the fairer sex. In 2009, Carine Sicart was able to obtain 3rd place.
Transmaroc is a competition regularity rally raid. As its name suggests, this tournament is usually organized in the desert of Morocco. During all the Transmaroc competitions, Carine Sicart was among the best pilots.
This competition is a one-make motorsport championship created in 1993. At this level, Carine also presented a good performance throughout her career.
Of French nationality, Sébastien Loeb is a famous pilot that impacted motorsport. At the start of his career, the Frenchman appeared as a rally driver, then later opted for circuit competitions. As a motorsport prodigy, Sébastien Loeb has a very good track record. Indeed, in WRCHe holds :
- 9 world championship titles;
- 78 wins;
- 116 podiums.
To have this prize list, the pilot had to work with great Car manufacturers like Toyota (Corolla) and Citroën (Xsara, C4 and DS3). Apart from the WRC, the champion has also excelled at other levels. For example, he is the winner of Pikes Peak (2013). Moreover, he obtains 4 victories in FIA GT Series, 6 victories in WTCC and 1 victory in World RX. With such a course, it is normal that it is classified among the legends of the sport mechanical.
Didier Auriol had a career as prodigious as that of previous celebrities. Born on August 18, 1958, the Montpellier driver began his career in 1984 and ended it in 2005. Throughout his career, he was able to reveal his many talents on the asphalt. In the WRC, he teamed up with well-known car manufacturers like Austin-RoverFord, Lancia, Toyota, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Seat, Peugeot and Skoda. This allowed him to have a very good track record in this world rally championship.
Indeed, in the WRC, Didier Auriol is doing with a championship title in 1994, 20 victories and 53 podiums. With the title won in 1994, Auriol became the first champion to win the WRC. Outside of rally championship, the Montpellier driver also had other titles. For example, he won 3 titles of French rally champion (between 1986 and 1988).
Like Carine Sicart, Michèle Mouton has also had an impact on the world of motorsport. By observing her track record, you can realize that this woman is a real legend. In 1974, when she began her career, this woman became French champion in criteriums in the GT series. The following year, it took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and won the 1601 to 2000 cubic centimeter category. Apart from these victories, Michèle Mouton has also won numerous titles. For example, in the WRC, she was vice-world champion in 1982. Still in the same championshipshe obtained 4 victories and 9 podiums.
In the World Rally Championship, it has collaborated with major manufacturers such as Porsche, Alpine-Renault, Fiat, Lancia, Audi, Peugeot and Ford. To diversify her track record, the famous pilot also adds many other titles that she wins in other competitions. As an example, she is German rally champion in 1986.
Also, she has to her credit the title of vice-champion of Europe in 1977 and vice-champion of France in 1979. To this are added 2 victories in a row obtained at the Pikes Peak hill climb. This prodigious career path positions Michèle Mouton as a great female celebrity in motorsport.