How did you get into Sim Racing?
In 2016, my partner came home with a whole setup – a seat, wheel and pedals. That night a group of all his friends, the ‘boys club’, were at our home. They were all so excited to try out sim racing and I wanted to have a go. They told me ‘no, it’s not your thing, it’s not for girls’.
I was upset but I wanted to prove that I could race and even be faster than them. I started practicing every day on one track – back then we only had one game! I was getting really fast. In a week, my partner told me that I was adapting really quickly and getting used to the game pretty fast in a short period of time. That’s how it all started.
Did your partner introduce you to the world of motorsport?
Yes, he used to do motocross when he was young, and he always had this interest in motorsport like MotoGP and Formula 1. He would watch those races as well.
After you proved your speed to the boys, how did things take off from there?
Basically, after that, I just kept racing. I even bought a new steering wheel. Then my partner suggested I should make an Instagram page, just for fun.
We were just posting videos of me and that’s also why we called it SimRacingGirl – we didn’t think about how it would grow like it did.
Before we knew it, the account got a lot of followers and I got picked up by Vesaro. I started a YouTube channel and that is when I started doing reviews.
So it started as a fun idea?
Yes, it did. I think the growth also came because there were no girls on the scene. The name ‘SimRacingGirl’ helped a lot with that too, I think. If you look at other Esports or other gaming industries, sim racing is still such a small community so having a girl on the scene is very positive.