Jutta  Kleinschmidt

Jutta Kleinschmidt


Jutta is one of the most, if not the most successful woman in global motorsport. She is the first and so far the only woman who has ever taken outright victory in the longest and toughest rally in the world, the Dakar Rally. In 2004 she participated in the Race Across America. Together with teammate Joey Kelly she cycled 3,000 Miles across America in just eight and a half days. After 17 Dakar participations with six Top-5 finishes in the overall standings, Jutta Kleinschmidt today passes on her experiences as a motivational speaker for well known companies. To complement this, she wrote her book ‘Mein Sieg bei der Dakar’. Jutta is currently involved in a project initiated by her, the “WIMC-QMMF Women’s Cross Country Selection”, the first race driver selection camp to encourage more women into motor sport. In the last years, Jutta Kleinschmidt has remained true to motor sport, with regular participations in 24-hour race for example at the Nürburgring or in the off-road area the GORM.