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GABRIELA NOVOTNA

(cze) Nació el 01/11/1988 en Chomutov 1.7m / 60kg

Sponsors

Repsol, Central Bohemian Region, Motopalic

http://www.indigoracing.cz/

2018: Ab. Stage 11

2018: Serres Rally (17th, 1st woman), El Chott Rally Tunisia (4th)
2017: Merzouga Rally (42nd, 1st woman), Hellas Rally Raid (45th, 2nd woman), Serres Rally (32nd, 1st woman)
2016: Serres Rally (3rd woman)

Interview

“This is what I want to do in life!”

Just how does a conference interpreter end up riding in the world's most famous rally? For Gabriela Novotna the story starts in 2009, when she turned 21 and got her hands on a Ducati Monster 696. A few years later, she discovered her true passion after getting a first taste of offroad and enduro and began riding in earnest. After picking up experience in Romania, Albania and Morocco, she eventually set her sights on the Dakar -and in 2018 she became the first woman from the Czech Republic to take part in the rally in the bikes. It was certainly a baptism of fire for the 30-year-old, who was forced to abandon after a crash on Stage 10 -although that didn't prevent her from riding around 80 kilometres with a broken collarbone. She also had a near miss with car driver Patrick Sireyjol, but says that it was all part of the learning curve, and that she cannot wait to be back in 2019. Gabriela is not targeting a particular position in Peru -she just wants to remain focused throughout the Dakar and ensure that this time, she makes it to the finish line in Lima.

“I always wanted to have a bike, but I was only allowed to have a driving licence at 21. I started with a Ducati road bike, but then I got a chance to ride offroad. Within a month, I sold the Ducati and bought an enduro bike. Since I went offroad I've never gone back. I also tried navigating and riding together and absolutely fell in love with it, I discovered my passion. I thought 'this is what I want to do in life!' So I bought another enduro bike, found a personal trainer and started riding motocross, training systematically five or six times a week. My family's reaction was interesting. My grandmother said, 'And that's why you went to three universities, to ride a bike in a forest?' If I could afford to just ride it would be a dream, but I think it will be necessary to keep up my day job! “My decision to do the Dakar came on New Year's Day in 2015, and three years later I was at the start line. I loved last year. I loved every second, every minute, I was so grateful every morning. It was such a disaster for me not to continue. Even though it was horribly painful, with a broken collarbone, I would have kept going. I'm excited to go back. I loved Peru, it was my favourite part last year, so I'm excited it will be there again. For me it's very important not to focus on position. I will try not to follow the results, but I will push myself to my very limit, to go as fast as I can. To go to a race and not race is stupid -you can go for a ride if you want to do that! I want to be satisfied with what I do each and every day.”

Vehículo

INDIGO RACING

  • Marca : HUSQVARNA
  • Modelo : FE 450
  • Preparador : Indigo Racing
  • Asistencia : Indigo Racing
  • Clase : M_G2.1 : G2.1 Super Production – 0 à 450 cm3

Clasificación 2019

Scratch Etapa General
1 109 109 109
2 96 96 101
3 115 115 105
4 93 93 102
5 97 97 97
6 88 88 90
7 84 84 88
8 71 71 78
9 70 70 73
10 70 70 70

Toute l'actualité de G. Novotna

Dakar Mag - 14/01 23:00 [GMT -5] - Moto

La noche alberga horrores

El lunes por la tarde, Gabriela Novotná volvió al vivac antes de que el sol desapareciera en las aguas del Pacífico. Todo un alivio para la piloto checa que, el día anterior, no había logrado acabar la especial hasta medianoche: “Hoy hemos vuelto por una zona de dunas por la que ya habíamos pasado el día anterior y todo era...

Últimas noticias - 11/01 09:08 [GMT -5] - Moto

Novotna aguanta el dolor

Gabriela Novotna toma la salida de la quinta etapa. La valiente piloto se prepara para una etapa especialmente dolorosa, puesto que tiene un esquince en el tobillo. 

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