SA’s Champion Lady Racer

Petite Nicole van Aswegen is perfectly at home mixing it up with the men. On the race track, no less. She and Janine Mitchell are the only two women who regularly compete in South Africa’s National Super Sport motorcycle racing class. As the 2010 – and first ever – winner of our all ladies’ 600cc class, Nicole was featured in last month’s issue of MCSA (MotorcyclingSA Magazine). Here’s a scan of the article:

Scan of Motorcycling SA's article on Nicole van Aswegen

It was my pleasure to do Nicole’s promotional shoot, producing the two studio pics in the spread. Here are two more, for a little fun and glamour:

Nicole van Aswegen (photograph by Naomi Estment, OV&P Studio)

Nicole van Aswegen (photograph by Naomi Estment, OV&P Studio)

Nicole has achieved a lot, since starting out in 2006 on a 50cc bike. Gym and kick boxing keep her in peak condition, while she also works in the motorcycle industry, as a successful rep for MotoSport Distribution. Completely committed to racing, her heart is set on the international arena. In the meantime, she’s focused on defending her SA Ladies Champ title here at home. Way to go, Nicole!

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22 Responses to SA’s Champion Lady Racer

  1. Brilliant pix, Naomi. So that’s what gym and kick boxing do for one. Makes one want to run out and book a course.

  2. souldipper says:

    What great work, Naomi. It’s a treat to see what you have been focusing on. You are so talented.

  3. Christine says:

    Awesome work Naomi … you are very talented!

  4. Naomi says:

    Ah, thanks Amy – you’re so kind. Nicole was a natural 🙂

  5. Great photos! I love the freedom women have these days, at least comparatively to when I was growing up.

  6. great to see a woman having fun exactly where she wants to find it.

    those photos are just wonderful

  7. Tammy McLeod says:

    Wow, talk about having it all! She’s lovely and talented and you’ve shown it through your photos. Great job.

  8. Tokeloshe says:

    Congratulations and well done!

  9. Heart says:

    Just a casual question, Naomi.. So, the arena is always sold out right?! No wonder, I could never get in.. 😉
    Great profile shots, beauty with er.. body.. !

  10. Marc says:

    I don’t want to be sexist but motorsport in South Africa needs a real shot in the arm to attract fans and sponsors. If it has competitors who look like that then they should have no problems marketing the sport!

  11. Wow! Great pics. And what an athelete. Inspiring.

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