#equality #respect #diversity
Mission & history
Buggyra ZM Racing aims to enter 2023 Dakar Rally and 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2024 and be the first team mainly composed of racers and staff with a multi-cultural background.
The Equality & Diversity Program is aimed at supporting talented young drivers through the Buggyra ZR Academy program in Europe and the Middle East.
- Raising awareness for #EQUALITY #RESPECT #DIVERSITY in motorsports by supporting fitting campaigns and media interviews
- Helping young racers through the Buggyra academy program to become successful in motorsports and to benefit from Buggyra’s extensive racing expertise and technical know-how
- Entering a number of GT races and the 24-Hour Series with selected drivers
- Entering the 2023 Dakar Rally with Aliyyah and Yasmeen Koloc, when, at 18, they will become the youngest twin sisters of African descent to participate
- Entering the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2024 with a team mainly composed of racers and staff with a multi-cultural background
“Buggyra ZM Racing is opening a new chapter in the motorsport world. #EQUALITY #RESPECT #DIVERSITY are qualities that are still not a given in today’s motorsport world.”
Martin Koloc, team principal of Buggyra ZM Racing.
Aliyyah and Yasmeen Koloc, at 18, will become the youngest twin sisters of African descent to participate in the 2023 Dakar Rally.
BUGGYRA ACADEMY FRANCE have recently opened the “TECHNICAL ACADEMY “ in cooperation with with GSVI – DAF / TATRA importer to France.
The program includes:
- scouting young talented athletes from different background and cultures
- mentoring young athletes
- mentoring people interested in various motorsport positions, f.ex. managers, technicians, engineers, strategists, etc.
- sourcing vacant positions for them across the motorsport industry
- offering internship positions across the BUGGYRA Organization
- using their racing career as a platform to communicate on the basic human values of EQUALITY & RESPECT – SHOULD BE – HUMAN – NATURE
- spreading the message of #EQUALITY #RESPECT #DIVERSITY as a cornerstone of humanism and positive society development
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“EQUALITY & RESPECT SHOULD BE HUMAN NATURE”
18-year-old twin sisters Aliyyah and Yasmeen Koloc as well as British GT driver Jann Mardenborough are the first racers to participate in the Equality & Diversity Program run by Buggyra ZR Academy-
Others drivers as well as details of the Academy program will be announced in due course.
Born in Dubai on July 1, 2004. Has a twin sister, Yasmeen.
Aliyyah comes from a multicultural background. Her father is a Czech national with roots from Vanuatu, her mother comes from the Seychelles and South Soudan.
Her father used to race and is the owner of Buggyra Racing Team and Buggyra Academy. So, from an early age, Aliyyah went to motorsport events which she enjoyed a lot.
However, at four years old, she started playing tennis and wanted to become a professional player. An injury 10 years later stopped her from continuing. She looked for alternatives and, in the beginning of 2019, at just 15, she went with her dad to a winter test and ended up trying to drive a truck for the first time. She loved it and did well from the start. To this day she has two speed records in truck racing under her belt and was the female French truck racing champion in 2021.
Her passion for the sport grew. She tried lots of different cars and categories: trucks, karts, Can-Ams, Tatras, and a Mercedes AMG GT3 & GT4 in Formula 4. In 2022, she is racing in the EuroNASCAR series, participates in selected GT4 races and the Middle East Rally Raid Championship.
Born in Dubai on July 1, 2004. Has a twin sister, Aliyyah.
Yasmeen comes from a multicultural background. Her father is a Czech national with roots from Vanuatu, her mother comes from the Seychelles and South Soudan.
At four years old, she started playing tennis and as quite successful until in 2019, at 15, she injured her wrist which ended her tennis career.
Coming from a motorsport family, she decided to develop her racing skills instead, and it immediately turned into a passion. In 2020-21 she participated in the Renault Clio Cup and the Formula 4 series. 2021 marked her first victory in a GT4 Race.
In 2022, she is driving in the Middle East Rally Championship in preparation for her first Dakar Rally in 2023. She is also competing in the EuroNASCAR Series in an AMG GT4.
In 2011, Jann Mardenborough won the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy and started in GT racing the year after. This makes him one of the few racers to switch successfully from gaming to real circuit racing.
The experienced 30-year-old British GT racer achieved a podium in the LMP2 category at Le Mans and raced successfully in LMP1 as well as the GT500.
In 2022, he is participating in a number of selected GT races and the 24-Hour Series within the framework of the Buggyra Academy Program.