- Sep 8, 2009
VIDEO: Another reason to watch rallying: Burcu Cetinkaya
2008 Castrol Fiesta Sporting Trophy winner Burcu Centikaya - Click above to view video after the jump
Move over Sabine Schmitz. It's been nice, but looks like us gross internet troll types have a new hot-shoed hottie to leer and drool over. Meet Burcu Cetinkaya. She's 28-years-old and she's a rally driver. First of all, Burcu starts of by explaining that her dream car at 18 was an Opel Calibra 4x4. That's not exactly normal teenage girl thinking. Of course, Burcu admits to crashing the Calibra several times, but only because she was "trying to go so fast with it." We can respect that. And there's actually some fairly gnarly footage of her crashing a rally car in the 2008 Ypres rally in Belgium. But, Burcu explains, the tires were cold and professionally she's only crashed twice, which is quite low actually for a rally driver.
Halfway through the video, Burcu winds up in Austria where she gets to test out the new to her Skoda Fabia Super 2000. Not surprisingly, her coach (Raimund Baumschlager) feels she has the stuff to make it into WRC, explaining, "You teach a little bit, you tell her something and immediately she does the right thing. I think this is the most important thing for a rally driver." Also of note, Burcu admits to idolizing Michelle Mouton, the legendary Audi Pikes Peak driver and modern day glass ceiling smasher for female racecar drivers. And just because we're a bunch of dudes, if you think Burcu is attractive for a racer, just wait until you meet her co-driver, Cicek Guney. Full video, after the jump.
[Source: Axis of Oversteer]