By Full Contact News and Views
Full Contact client Christine Giampaoli Zonca has made rallying history as part of the first ever all-female crew to complete a World Rally Championship (WRC) rally.
It would be enough of an achievement for any inexperienced 22 year old rally driver to complete a full WRC rally but for Christine – with barely any asphalt rallying experience – to participate with an all female crew (including co-driver and all mechanics and engineers) was quite remarkable.
70 entrants started the gruelling Rally de Espana 2016 – an event that would see rallying legend Sebastien Ogier win both the rally and the 2016 WRC Championship – and for Christine, the aim was to finish all 19 stages competitively. That she did, finally finishing on Sunday in a very commendable 49th position.
Demonstrating her raw talent over the three days of top level rallying, Christine has now established herself as a bona fide rally level on the European and world stage and will already be considered one of the leading female rally drivers. As her tagline suggests however – dream to race – this is the only beginning for Christine as she seeks to establish herself in the male dominated environment.
A graduate in Motosports Technology from Birmingham City University and a full-time mechanic and engineer back in her native Canary Isles, Christine is no stranger to proving people wrong – that she was able to compete to the finish line on her WRC debut is by some distance her most impressive feat yet but it is just the start …………
All at Full Contact congratulate Christine and her entire crew on their fabulous achievement.FC client Bakayoko scores first League goal FC client James Hardy earns England C call up »
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