SA’s Champion Lady Racer

by Naomi on December 11, 2010

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Petite Nicole van Aswegen is perfectly at home mixing it up with the men. On the race track, no less. She and Janine Mitchell are the only two women who regularly compete in South Africa’s National Super Sport motorcycle racing class. As the 2010 – and first ever – winner of our all ladies’ 600cc class, Nicole was featured in last month’s issue of MCSA (MotorcyclingSA Magazine). Above is a scan of the article.

It was my pleasure to do Nicole’s promotional shoot, producing the two studio pics in the spread. Here are two more, for a little fun and glamour:

Nicole van Aswegen (by Naomi Estment, OV&P Studio)

Nicole van Aswegen (pic by Naomi Estment, OV&P Studio)

Nicole has achieved a lot, since starting out in 2006 on a 50cc bike. Gym and kick boxing keep her in peak condition, while she also works in the motorcycle industry, as a successful rep for MotoSport Distribution. Completely committed to racing, her heart is set on the international arena. In the meantime, she’s focused on defending her SA Ladies Champ title here at home. Way to go, Nicole!

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy December 11, 2010 at 8:42 am

Well done 🙂


Naomi December 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Thanks, Cindy…one for the ladies 🙂


kateshrewsday December 11, 2010 at 9:07 am

Brilliant pix, Naomi. So that’s what gym and kick boxing do for one. Makes one want to run out and book a course.


Naomi December 11, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Thx, Kate…too right about the kick boxing 😀


souldipper December 11, 2010 at 11:37 am

What great work, Naomi. It’s a treat to see what you have been focusing on. You are so talented.


Christine December 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Awesome work Naomi … you are very talented!


Naomi December 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Thanks so much, Christine 🙂 What a honey you are, xo


Naomi December 11, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Ah, thanks Amy – you’re so kind. Nicole was a natural 🙂


nothingprofound December 11, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Great photos! I love the freedom women have these days, at least comparatively to when I was growing up.


Naomi December 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

Thank you for appreciating 🙂


viewfromtheside December 12, 2010 at 12:17 am

great to see a woman having fun exactly where she wants to find it.

those photos are just wonderful


Naomi December 13, 2010 at 8:36 am

Agreed! Thx for the compliment 🙂


Tammy McLeod December 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Wow, talk about having it all! She’s lovely and talented and you’ve shown it through your photos. Great job.


Naomi December 13, 2010 at 8:38 am

Thanks, Tammy 🙂 With an ex-pro racer husband, I can vouch for the risks Nicole takes on. She’s one tough cookie!


Tokeloshe December 14, 2010 at 12:47 am

Congratulations and well done!


Naomi December 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Thanks so much, Tok!


Heart December 14, 2010 at 6:45 am

Just a casual question, Naomi.. So, the arena is always sold out right?! No wonder, I could never get in.. 😉
Great profile shots, beauty with er.. body.. !


Naomi December 15, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Right on the money, Rachana 😀


Marc December 24, 2010 at 5:35 am

I don’t want to be sexist but motorsport in South Africa needs a real shot in the arm to attract fans and sponsors. If it has competitors who look like that then they should have no problems marketing the sport!


Naomi December 25, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Excellent point, Marc 🙂 Thank you for commenting and leaving a link to your fascinating site. I’ll be visiting more!


Jamie Dedes, all rights reserved December 28, 2010 at 7:23 am

Wow! Great pics. And what an athelete. Inspiring.


Naomi January 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Inspiring indeed 🙂 Thank you!


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