Christine GZ - the DIY Racer

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Christine GZ -  Rally Driver, Motorsport Engineer, and Trailblazer

In a nutshell; Christine is an Italian rally driver with a degree in motorsport engineering who was born in India, can speak multiple languages, and lives in Spain where she raced in the 2016/2017 WRC, with the first all-female rally team.

Unlike a lot of race car drivers, Christine wasn’t born into a racing family or started go-karting at an early age. Although her grandmother was a rally driver and motoring journalist the gene for driving skipped a generation. When Christine left Spain to study economics in England it took her all of two weeks to switch her major to motorsport engineering. She didn’t start her racing career until after college once she opened up her garage to build her own rally car. The rest is history in the making.

Christine started her dream career from scratch, that’s what makes her so interesting. Because a lot of us often say we want to be race car drivers, but Christine actually went out and made it happen.

Team Dynamic Racing at the 50th Running of the Baja 1000

After a marathon of 1,134 miles, Dynamic Racing crossed the finish line with a time of 33 hours, 3 minutes, and 29 seconds. The CAN-AM X3 off-road vehicle, nicknamed Guacky, carried the team above and beyond their expectations.

Christine and Luy started the Baja 1000 in 18th and drove 320 miles off-road for 10 hours before arriving at Coco’s Corner for driver swap. During those ten hours Guacky ran into trouble when it was half rolled at mile 30. Good Samaritans helped the team put the car back on its right side. Christine and Luy replaced the axle that was damaged in the roll and got back on the trail.

At Coco’s Corner, Paul Kraus and Chad Devine took over and drove for another 310 miles to mile 630. Anthony Perez and Jason Farrell took over after that and drove for 380 miles to reach mile 1010.

Christine, and co-driver Luy, drove for the last 124 miles, and crossed the finish line 7th in their class! The Baja 1000 is not traditional race. The main goal for all teams is keep their machines alive to survive the race. Dynamic racing’s goal for Baja was to just make it to the end, so the fact that they finished, and finished well, says a lot about their ability and skill in off-road endurance racing.

The Future Looks Fast for Christine GZ & Dynamic Racing

My favorite writer/journalist, Hunter S. Thompson, once wrote, “Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”

It’s easy to get romantic about racing. Drivers will invest everything they have into this unconventional way of life, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It makes victory so much sweeter.

Finishing well in the Baja 1000, one of the most difficult racing events in the world, is a milestone achievement for Christine and her team. It sets the pace notes for what 2018 will bring. New races, new challenges, higher goals, and faster speeds. With support from MAG LOCK and KC HiLiTES, the future looks fast for the DIY Racer and Dynamic Racing.If you

If you're thinking that Christine looks familiar then you are correct, she is also a Tribe Leader at Dream 2 Race_christinegz.

Check her out... not like that... you know what I mean!

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