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24 Heures Motoautiques Rouen - All female crew to compete
For the first time in the 48-year history of the 24 Heures Motoautiques Rouen an all-female racing team will compete to conquer the River Seine.
The worlds best female in-shore pilots including Bimba Sjoholm of Sweden, Marie-Line Otr of France and Canadian Tammy Wolf have come together to form the greatest international all-female racing teams to compete at this event.
This Internationally renowned competition is part of the World Long Distance Championship (www.24heuresrouen.com) held, May 26, 27, and 28, 2012 and includes over three day’s of competition.
International media will join over 400,000 spectators, who travel from around the world to watch this historical event and this team.
Bimba Sjoholm grew up in a racing family, both her father and brother race powerboats. In 1995 she started her career in this extremely challenging sport. Bimba has competed in S250, T400 and Formula 1000 classes in powerboat racing and with her natural driving skill and hard work received numerous podium finishes.
2010 - fourth World Championship F1000, Italy
2009 - third World Championship F100
2009 - second European Championship F1000
2008 - second World Championship F1000
2008 - second European Championship F1000
2007 - second European Championship F1000
2006 - second Nordic Championship F1000
2005 - second European Championship T400
2003 - first Nordic Championship T400
2001 - third European Championship T400
2000 - third European Championship T400
More information on Bimba, check out Kenty Racing Team:
Marie-Line Otr is an internationally renowned pilot and is one of Frances' best. Marie-Line started racing in 1987 and has achieved over 50 podium finished in her racing career. For the last 15 years, Marie-line has raced in Rouen and is one of only a few drivers that have competed in each different class in this event.
Throughout the season, Marie-Line competes internationally in Class 1 (Formula 4), Class 2 (S2000) and Class 3 (F1000). Along with numerous titles and championships Marie-line racing resume includes
3rd place World Championship Formula 4 X three times
3rd place in Europe Championship Formula 4
2nd place World Championship of Endurance category S2000/Formula 2
3rd place in the Championship of France X 5 times
2nd place in the Championship of France X 2
More information on Marie-Line here
Powerboat racing has been Tammy's Wolf's life passion. Her father worked for Mercury Marine and her brother raced boats. Tammy started racing at age 18, now after 15 years of experience in numerous different classes such as Formula V, SST 90 and Formula 3 there’s no doubt that she one of the top competitors in the circuit.
Under the guidance of her crew chief, Sam Haraway and with her incredible crew, in 2011 the team won the title of Divisional Champion. In 2010, the team won US-2 (was ranked second in the USA) and second place in series points. Since 2007, the team has received over 30 top ten finishes, 15 top five finishes, and have been on the podium 15 times.
2011: first place finish - Divisional Champion - Formula 3
2011: Iron Man Award presented by American Superleague Series
2011: third place finish - Marietta, OH - Formula 3
2010: second in APBA National Standings (First Woman) US-2 - Formula 3
2010: APR Series High Points - second Place - (First Women) - Formula 3
2010: second place finish - National Championships - Formula 3
2010: first place finish - Midwest Regional Champion - Formula 3
2010: third place finish - North American Championships - Formula 3
2010: first place finish - Detroit Lakes, MN - Formula 3
More information on Tammy check out Tunnel Vision Racing here
Tunnel Vision Racing Team website http://tunnelvisionracing.com
Event website http://www.24hourrouenpowerboatrace.com
by 24 Heures Motoautiques Rouen
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