Sportsbike Championship: UAE woman wins Rookie Cup

By Rajive Singh

DUBAI 9 April 2018: Dubai has it’s first female winner of the Rookie Cup. Lara Pepler, a South African who is the current Ducati Owners Club President, has won the Rookie Cup in the UAE Sportsbike Championship as its first female competitor.

Lara was the only rider to be sponsored by a motorbike manufacturer in the UAE championship this year, which stimulated a lot of attention and social media exposure among motorcycling aficionados.

The Ducati Owners Club UAE (Desmo) was established in 2010 and has been steadily growing since then.