The Australian Riders Division (ARD) of Motorcycling Australia (MA) has proudly announced Kim Krebs as 2011 winner of the inaugural ‘Woman of the Year’ award at the Celebration of Women’s Motorcycling in Yackandandah, Victoria.
Kim, a local rider from Yackandandah, accepted the prestigious award in her home town last Saturday 28 January in front of approximately 100 female riders gathered from across the country for the Celebration.
The award recognises Kim’s achievements as a Land Speed Record (LSR) holder, her continued dedication and unique contribution in an often overlooked discipline of Motorcycle Sport.
Kim achieved recognition as the ‘fastest woman in Australia’ when on the salt flats of Lake Gairdner, South Australia, she set a Land Speed Record of 188.412mph (303Kph) in 2010 on her Suzuki GSX-R 750.
Although her 2011 attempts at Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA were less successful due to mechanical issues, Kim has notched up personal best speeds of up to 365Kph in her dogged pursuit of new records.
As committed and passionate as any MotoGP rider, Kim is no wild eyed petrol-head. To be a serious LSR contender every little detail has to be checked and checked again, at the speeds Kim chases, nothing can be left to chance and total professionalism, a cool head and sheer guts are as important as fuel in the tank.
Rob Smith, Manager of the Australian Rider’s Division, was thrilled to present Kim with the inaugural award.
“Kim represents all that is good and inspiring about Motorcycle Sport and we’re proud to recognise her, her hard work and her achievements.”
The ‘Woman of the Year Award’ will presented yearly at the annual Celebration of Women’s Motorcycling to an outstanding female involved in Motorcycling, nominated over the previous twelve month period.
For further information about the award, and to learn more about the Celebration of Women’s Motorcycling, please visit www.ard.org.au.
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