Jutta Kleinschmidt

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Jutta Kleinschmidt
Jutta Kleinschmidt Buchmesse.jpg
Born (1962-08-29) 29 August 1962 (age 56)
Köln
ChampionshipsDakar Rally
Wins1

Jutta Kleinschmidt (born 29 August 1962) is a German competitor of offroad automotive racing events. She is known for her numerous showings in the Paris Dakar Rally, and notably for having won the event in 2001, becoming the only woman to win the race and the only German to win the car category.[1]

Biography[edit]

Jutta Kleinschmidt, VW Touareg, Paris Dakar Rally, 2005
Jutta Kleinschmidt, BMW X3, Lisbon Dakar Rally 2007

She was born in Cologne, Germany, and grew up in Berchtesgaden, Upper Bavaria.[2] She studied physics at Isny Polytech then worked at BMW.[2] She raced her first Paris Dakar Rally in 1988 on a BMW motorcycle.[2] In 1994, she switched to driving a car and, in 1997, became the first woman to win a stage of the Rally.[3] The following year, she was on the podium and, in 2001, she became the first woman to win the Rally.[1][3]

Dakar Rally[edit]

Year Category Vehicle Co-driver Rank Stages
1988 Bike BMW Ret.
1992 BMW 23rd
1994 KTM 22nd
1995 Cars Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Germany Dagmar Lohmann 12th
1996 Buggy Schlesser Spain Xavi Foj Ret.
1997 Buggy Schlesser France Jean Boutaire 5th 2
1998 Buggy Schlesser United Kingdom Matthew Stevenson 24th 1
1999 Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Sweden Tina Thörner 3rd 2
2000 Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Sweden Tina Thörner 5th 1
2001 Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Germany Andreas Schulz 1st
2002 Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Germany Andreas Schulz 2nd 2
2003 Mitsubishi Pajero Evolution Italy Fabrizia Pons 8th
2004 Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Italy Fabrizia Pons 17th 1
2005 Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Italy Fabrizia Pons 3rd 1
2006 Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 Italy Fabrizia Pons Ret.
2007 BMW X3 CC Sweden Tina Thörner 15th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kleinschmidt makes rally history". BBC Sport. 21 January 2001. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
  2. ^ a b c Volland, Bernd (6 March 2003). "Jutta Kleinschmidt". Stern (in German). Retrieved 2009-06-18.
  3. ^ a b Schneider, Josef (20 April 2009). "Köpfe: Jutta Kleinschmidt". Werkzeugforum (in German). Archived from the original on 8 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-18.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jean-Louis Schlesser
Dakar Rally
Car Winner

2001
Succeeded by
Hiroshi Masuoka