our diva Sabīne Andriksone, drift enthusiast
Profession: Secretary and accountant assistant. Now working as full-time mother.Passionate about motorsports since: 2010.Favourite type of motorsports: drift.Favourite car: BMW E36 and Subaru Impreza WRX.
How did your passion about motorsports started?
As I remember it was already in high school. When I turned 18, I got my first family car (Mercedes E320 - 3.2l turbodiesel). As it was boring to just drive on streets straight, I went to dragrace and there I started to drive faster. Tried to make some donuts with that Mercedes and I loved that feeling when you make your car slide sideways. Years later I lived in England and saved money for my first car – BMW E36. With this car I started to learn some drift and that is how I started to love this thing.
How did you decide that you will participate in competitions?
I just started to go to racetrack for trainings and there I met Latvian first woman in drift - Kristīne Pavlovska (Kristena). She said to me “You have to participate in race as well, because only then you will learn how to deal with stress that you have in competition. And when you will deal with that stress then you will get better results.” So I tried!
Do you think that women in racing have some advantages or disadvantages?
Well I think that only advantage is that if your car will broke, then many guys will help to fix it. But in race there are no advantages, you have to race better to win.
Is drift somehow related to your daily activities now?
Not really, it is just a hobby and lifestyle - I mostly spend my free time on track or in garage fixing my car.
Funniest thing happened to you:
Every race and training is fun, but we had one crazy ride many years ago. It was just when I started to drift, me and Kristena were on the way to Tallinn drift event. Two ladies driving 300 kilometers with drift car. Many hours drive, many fails on road and crazy drift weekend.
How do you see your life in 5 years related to drift?
I aim to see myself on podiums.
What is your definition of femininity?
Look great in every situation and try to stay on high heels.
Which woman in motorsports is Your idol?
Kristīne Pavlovksa (Kristena) - Latvian first woman in drift.
What is Your opinion about women in motorsports?
I think it is very cool for ladies to take a step into this motorsports world. I hope that many more women will overcome their fear and start to participate. And then we can have some fun with girls on the track.
Are there any specific things you do everyday to feel more feminine?
Well there are no specific things I do, it is more about energy overall. It is very important to feel feminine inside, because only then our beauty and glamour will be seen from outside as well.
What you like most about RACETOLACE beautywear and which is your favourite garment?
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Madara, creator of RACETOLACE, says:
I met Sabīne, because we share same passion for autosport. Ever since she has amazed me with her persistence and overcoming many obstacles. I hope that You felt same way and that you enjoyed this ride!