When The Greatest was a Woman

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Michele MoutonWe’re remembering Women’s History Month here in the U.S. but let me take a minute to remember French rally driver Michele Mouton.

In 1982 Mouton won three of 12 events and finished runner-up in the world rally driver’s championship. Her efforts helped Audi to its first manufacturers’ title.

Mouton, though, did more than rallying. In 1975, before rallying, she won her class at Le Mans.

But rallying was her first love. In fact, when she signed with Audi in 1981, she won in San Remo. In 1985, she set a record winning the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in an Audi Quattro.

In 1986, while driving for Peugeot she won the German Rally Championship, the first female driver to win a major championship in rallying.

In 1988, she co-founded the international Race of Champions. Now, in addition to running the Race of Champions she’s working tirelessly to help girls into the upper levels of world motorsport.

They have an incredible legacy to follow.

Peace.

March 1, 2020

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