and judo until she attended a friend’s birthday party where she climbed into a
go-kart for the first time. She was immediately hooked and a year later she
competed for the first time.
were and how I liked being with my friends. Now go-karting is my life and I want
it to be my career.”
Super Rok class in Italy for the first race of the series.
her father was a Formula Ford champion in his youth and the gene has clearly
been passed on.
the grade 11 pupil doesn’t have time for much else. She races every second
week during karting season and trains on the go-kart track in Vereeniging
spot as one of the top two best karters in the country. No easy feat.
competes against much older competitors who are well into their 30s.
same so it’s not really about guys and girls.
The guys are usually very friendly
and helpful, but they’d much rather be beaten by another guy in a race than by a
woman,” she says.
on going as far as I can and making a future out of this.”
considering how much local talent there is.
and funding,” she says.
her father is Belgian, Schiff says she is proudly South African and has lived
here since she was four years old.
We can date
who we want, do any kind of sports and chill with anyone from any race.
The key is believing in ourselves and achieving the goals we set for