In January 2021, Cristina Gutiérrez Herrero stood on the Dakar Rally podium becoming the first woman to win a stage since Jutta Kleinschmidt in 2005. The 30-year-old orthodontist by profession, started racing in 2011 and quickly has become a woman to watch in the racing world, making history in 2017 as the first female Spaniard to finish the Dakar Rally, and in November 2021 becoming the first female to to win in the T3 category of the FIA Cross Country World Cup with rally partner Francois Cazalet. How does an orthodontist become one of the most famous and watched female rally drivers? Hard-work, dedication, and a relentless passion for driving. Click here to read all about it!
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