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Female Malaysian Fifi seeks Moto3 wild-card

“If I am truly given the opportunity, I pledge to make my family, country and BikeArt Racing Team proud"
Female rider Siti Norafizah Muhamad wants a shot at competing in this year's Malaysian Moto3 Grand Prix at Sepang as a wild-card rider.

Fondly known as 'Fifi' amongst friends and family, the 20-year-old, who scored a double victory at the opening round of the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) last Sunday, said that it would be an honour for her and Malaysia's female racing community if she was given the opportunity.

“That would be a dream come true for me,” said the BikeArt Racing rider, who is defending her Open 250 crown at this year's Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC), which is rebranded from the old Malaysian Super Series (MSS) biking competition.

“If I am truly given the opportunity, I pledge to make my family, country and BikeArt Racing Team proud. I sincerely hope that SIC will be having the wild-card programme again this year.

“It is a good programme for us competing locally and for Malaysian motorsports to have Malaysian female riders for the first time at the Malaysian Grand Prix,” said Fifi, who etched her name into history three years ago when she became the first lady rider to win at the MSS through her victory in the SIC Ninja 250 Cup.

After recording five wins and three second placings, Fifi created a bigger impact in the Malaysian motorsports world last year when she was crowned the first female champion in the Malaysian Super Series (MSS) after winning the 250cc Open championship overall title.

Currently competing in the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) in the Asia Production 250 class, Fifi was in dominant form in both races for Round 1 of the MCS to record a perfect score of 50 championship points in the Open 250 class.

Malaysian teenage rider Azroy Hakeem Anuar is second with 40 points and Singapore's veteran rider Angelo Neo sits third overall with 26 points.

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May 14, 2015 3:10 PM

in motorsport you are judged on your results women don't get any respect in motorsport because there are no results once/if/maybe/when a woman starts racking pole positions, fastest laps, multiple wins a season, a title, etc. then the respect will come but until that happens that any female rider at the back of the grid gets the same amount of respect as the male riders at the back of the grid to sum, "dear women, you earn respect in motorsports the same way the men do" and that's the opposite of sexist and the exact model of equality.


May 14, 2015 12:43 PM

Braap, You're underestimating Fifi... do you know her? I think think she is quite daring to participate in racing which is dominated by men in a country which has more muslim population. it takes a lot's guts and courage in comparison to western women where they're given equal right or maybe pampered. don't think she'll be shocked rather would have anticipated the stiff competition.

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