Honors & Firsts

Honors

2013 Negotiated an international grant proposed to the EU (European Union) with the help of the EU Ambassador of Zimbabwe to support TEAMTANYA project, an African girl with rural background that has a dream to become the first female from Zimbabwe to reach international success in the minority male dominated sport of motocross. (211 MX SCHOOL)

2010 Created the TV Show – Red Bull Moto Chix. The first reality TV show, on Italian prime time TV, aimed to teach women amateur racers to become the best athletes they can be.

2010 Worked with Noora Naraghi from Iran to teach her how to become a women motocross coach in Iran to empower local women.

2010 Speaker at the 5th IWG Conference – Women In Sport World Conference (www.iwg.orgin Sydney, Australia, for the Status of Women as Motorcycle Racers and Spectators.

2010-present Expert Member of the LWNIS (Lausenne Women Network in sport),  an association that is linked with the IOC (International Olympic Committee).

2009-2013 Expert Member of the Women Commission of the FIM

2009-2011 Co-Founder of the Elite Top 10 WMX. Creating opportunities for the riders world wide.The aim of the group was to create “Role Models” out of the best professional female riders. www.facebook.com/elitetop10WMX

2009 Invited as industry leader to develop the sport of women motorcycling in Qatar.

2008 requested as “motocross expert” to FIM bi-annual meetings

2005 Honorary PhD in science of communications following the participation at the male World Motocross championship event in Italy

2000-2004 Only woman to hold a male professional motocross license

2002 Women’s National Motocross Pro champion

2002 Character in Freekstyle videogame (Blockbuster hit)

2001 Awarded best World female extreme athlete at the NEA awards in Germany

1999 Women’s Motocross World Pro Champion

1999 Women’s National Motocross Pro Champion

1991 – 1998 seven time Women’s Italian Motocross Pro Champion

Firsts

2013 First Female Motocross coach to travel to Zimbabwe Africa to mentor Tanya Muzinda, supported by the Zimbabwean government and the European Union

2012 First Female Motocross Athlete to commentating at the X-Games

2010 First Motocross Athlete to have a reality TV show aimed to coach other female athletes.

2009 First Professional Female Motocross racer to achieve a business leadership position in the industry

2008 appointed Manager for the Women’s Motocross World championship

2005 First woman to participate at a male World Motocross event (Italy round)

2005 First woman motocrosser to be featured on Italian national economic magazines following the participation at the male World Motocross event

2005 First woman motocrosser to have extended features on the most prestigious Italian national sport newspaper, “La Gazzetta dello Sport”

2003 First woman invited to compete against pro motocross male racers in Qatar

2003 First woman professional female athlete to be featured on CNN Arabia

2002 First woman in motorsport to have a replica/signature helmet sold worldwide

2001 First woman invited to compete against pro motocross male racers in Japan

2000 First woman motocrosser to participate to a National TV show on USA channel about female extreme athletes

2000 First woman motocrosser to be invited to a TV talk show in Orange County, CA.

2000 First woman motocrosser to be featured in 2 PlayStation videogames (Supercross 2000 and Freekstyle)

1997 First woman to win a national amateur male motocross championship in Italy

1986 First girl to enter and win a children’s amateur National male motocross championship in Italy

1983 First girl to enter and win a children’s amateur regional male motocross championship in Italy

Public outreach/teaching

2014 Feature on META vol 1 – World Wide Motorcycle Lifestyle book

2013-2014 Guest Speaker at many Italian TV talk show

2013 National TV live Press Conference with the Minister of Sport Art and Cultor in Zimbabwe

2012 Feature on the cover of Curve Magazine

2010 Invited to a TV talk show in Sydney, Australia, during the 5th IWG Conference

2008 Invited as a guest speaker “motocross expert” at the FIM congress, in Durban South Africa

2008 Founder of 211 international MX school

2007 Motocross coach

2007 Motocross schools in South America

2007 Founder of 211 Trips – the Ultimate experience for the motocross fan. http://www.211trips.com

2007 Invited guest to the Italian World Men Motocross championship round.

2006 volunteer for the Road to Recovery – company that helps injured riders.

2006 invited speaker to a chiropractic promotional dinner in Tallahassee

2000-2007 Motocross teacher reaching young girl that want to learn how to became a motocross athlete

2003-2005 Mentor for up and coming motocross female athletes – Ashley Fiolek

2001 Invited speaker to an elementary school in Philadelphia

2001-2002 Invited guest speaker at Toys for Thoughts motorcycle ride in Philadelphia

2000 Invited speaker to the National conference of Women on motorcycles

2000-2005 invited speaker to local news TV stations prior to racing weekend

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