Bia Figueiredo has been appointed the national coordinator of FIA Girls on Track

Bia Figueiredo has been appointed the national coordinator of FIA Girls on Track

This Monday (8), the Brazilian Automobile Automobile Federation (CBA) appointed driver Bia Figueiredo to the position of FIA Girls’ national coordinator on the track program. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) program aims to encourage female participation in motorsport. In the 2020 edition, Brazilian cartists Julia Ayyub and Antonella Bassani participated. The national duo disputed a spot at the Ferrari Academy until the final round.

Bia Figueiredo’s first activity on the new position will take place on Wednesday (10). This online seminar will be “FIA Stronger Together Webinar – FIA Girls on Track” to assist the CBA Board in national action, along with Brazil’s participation in the FIA ​​program. “I was very happy that Bia Figueiredo accepted the invitation to be part of the CBA team. She knows someone better than the difficulties of establishing herself as a driver in motorsports, both Brazilian and international, and all these experiences will be very useful in the programs we are developing ”, Giovanni Guerra, President of CBA , Commented to the unit’s advisor. .

“When I got the call, I didn’t even need to think. I accepted it right away, because I know Giovanni’s work very much and I know the seriousness of the program. I’ll be in an important position and I know That I can contribute to it. The pilot said that encouraging women in sports is my reason. I am happy and it is a great honor for me. Bia Figueiredo has about 30 in many categories of motorsport in Brazil and around the world. Years of experience. In 2008, she began her career in the United States at Indy Lights and, in the same season, became the first woman to win a race in the category and finished the season in third place. In 2014, she stocked motor. Became the first driver to participate in Brasil, the main division of National Motorsport.

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