Busi: Italy’s youngest rally driver makes waves at Dakar

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Forbes Italia’s March issue marks the seventh consecutive year of showcasing the one hundred young talents poised to make a difference across various fields. These categories include Entertainment, Media & Marketing, Science & Healthcare, Retail & E-commerce, Manufacturing & Industry, Social Impact, Art & Culture, Finance, Technology, and Sports & Games.

In 2022, history was made as Rebecca Busi, a 27-year-old rally driver from Bologna, became the youngest Italian pilot ever to participate in the legendary Dakar Rally. Her remarkable achievement earned her a coveted spot in Forbes Italia’s prestigious “100 Under 30” list in the Sports & Games category. This recognition underscores her growing influence and impact in the world of motorsport.

Forbes Italia’s March issue marks the seventh consecutive year of showcasing the one hundred young talents poised to make a difference across various fields. These categories include Entertainment, Media & Marketing, Science & Healthcare, Retail & E-commerce, Manufacturing & Industry, Social Impact, Art & Culture, Finance, Technology, and Sports & Games.

Joining the ranks of notable athletes like Jannik Sinner, Matteo Berrettini, Larissa Iapichino, and Filippo Tortu, Rebecca Busi stands out for her exceptional skill and determination on the rally circuit. Her recent appearance on “Che tempo che fa,” hosted by Fabio Fazio, further solidified her status as a rising star in the motorsport world.

Following her impressive third-place finish in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, Busi currently holds the sixth position in the World Rally Raid Championship standings. The championship season kicked off in early January with the Dakar Rally, setting the stage for Busi’s exhilarating performances on rugged terrains and challenging landscapes.

Looking ahead, Busi is gearing up for the next leg of her journey at the Ultimate Rally-Raid Portugal, scheduled from April 2nd to 7th. As she continues to push the boundaries and defy expectations, Rebecca Busi exemplifies the spirit of resilience and determination that defines the world of rally racing.

Her achievements not only inspire fellow athletes but also serve as a testament to the power of passion and perseverance in pursuing one’s dreams. With each race, Rebecca Busi proves that age is no barrier to success and that the thrill of the chase knows no bounds. As she continues to etch her name in the annals of motorsport history, the world eagerly awaits her next triumph on the rally stage.