The Motocross Babe

May 9, 2010 by

Ghada Al Faraj is young Kuwaiti female biker that has recently competed in the local round of the National Motocross Championship, i had a chance to meet Ghada and ask her a couple of questions

Name: Ghada Al Faraj
Age:15

Type and make of bike?
KTM, 85 cc, 2 stroke.

How did you get into riding dirt bikes?
Both my parents are bikers, and my summer job at TriStar was a huge inspiration.

What’s the hardest thing about motocross?
From a girls point, it’s competing with the guys and the high expectations from people being the only female.

What is it that drives you to compete?
The support from friends and family, i was never professionally trained but I wanted to learn more from the race.

Where did that competitive spirit come from?
My father.

What has been your greatest accomplishment?
Actually, finishing the race and not ranking last.

Do you have more fun racing the girls or the guys, in other words whose ass do you like kicking more?
Its been my first race and I was the only girl, so definitely it would be more fun racing with guys because its more competitive and I have the excuse of being the only girl :-)

What would your dream race be?
Racing with girls, and a Kuwaiti girl whose my age.

Do other female athletes from other sports inspire you?
I was influenced by a couple of female freestylers.

What else do you do besides ride dirt bikes, hobbies, activities, travels?
I go to school!!

Is it difficult for women/girls to get sponsored to race?
I think its much easier for girls because girls’ dirt biking isn’t something you usually hear about especially around the Middle East.

Do you have any words for all the girls out there reading this?
Motor cross isn’t just a guy’s sport, so if you like a certain sport, nothing should stop you from pursuing it.

Is it fair to call you an adrenaline junkie?
Not really, I just ride because I enjoy it, but you definitely get a rush on the jumps and during the race.

Photos by Ibraheem Al-Sahood

  • http://www.eleventh-st.com/ eleventh.st

    Good for her! So proud of this kuwaiti rider! hopefully she has successful career!

  • ٩٩٩

    Fly Ghada fly, hope the girls that hang around Chocolate Bar read this.

  • Khaled Elsayed

    Good for you,keep on going.

  • Busa

    Keep that throttle open

  • Chic

    my heart just skipped a beat by only looking at the photo, too scary for me

  • loolita

    Wow, I’m very happy to hear you had the courage to race with the guys
    Goodluck, keep it up make us ladieeeeeeeees prouuuud!!!!! :D

  • http://www.kuwait4x4club.com Mohd Jery

    Good Luck and safe riding Ghada.
    you make us all proud.

    P.S: I like the Chocolate Bar comment :-)

  • http://www.q8racing.com salem alswarij

    alllah ya7fth`haa inshalla o hathy bant nadii o nadii sayrat maftooo7 7ag kel men kan wada yashrkna o fii amken 5a9a 7ag albanat ,,

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  • http://moodypanties.wordpress.com Moody Panties

    That is extremly cool ! i was shocked to know shes only 15 !!! way to go girl, keep on doing that we all support you :D

  • http://www.bazaar-magazine.com Yusra Ahmad

    Hey, if anyone knows how I can get in touch with Ghada for an interview, please let me know.
    Cheers!

  • bu waleed

    mashala 3alaich shiday 7ailich o derebalich 3ala nfsich :)

  • latoof

    kewll , i know her shes in my skool lool

  • omar abdulmoti

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL nice ghada i randomely opened this and found your picture, btw everyone SHE ALSO PUNCHES REAL HARD

  • M.S.

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOl nice 3omar :P
    jsut tell ppl about how ghada punchs u in lunch time :P
    cutiee ghadooo :D
    love ya ;*

  • http://www.thenotoilguy.com/ The No-Toil Guy

    Nice to see another female kickin trash on the track!