Teenage racing driver Ira Sidorkova expressed her delight at being named one of Russia’s 100 hottest women.
Sidorkova, a young competitor in the W Series as well as the F3 Asian Championships, is impressing and developing at an impressive stage of her career.
The 18-year-old was the Russian Circuit Racing Series national junior champion and she can now add another honour to the list after she was named in Maxim’s annual list of Russia’s hottest women.
After she was named along with some famous names, Sidorkova took to social media to share her reaction to the list..
“Sometimes your day starts with some unexpected and shocking news!” Sidorkova wrote online.
“I am in the top 100 of the Maxim’s Hot Russian Women. Don’t know why and how come, quite a surprise – but not a bad one, to be honest.
“Now you can also vote for it!”
The teenage driver began karting when she was just six years old after watching and being inspired by animated film ‘Cars’.
Sidorkova switched to rally car when she was 11 years old and started touring car racing in Russia’s Circuit Racing Series two year later. She won the junior tournament in 2018.
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She became the youngest-ever driver to pass the evaluation tests for the W Series in 2020, and she secured a podium in just her second race in the 2021 championship.
Maxim encouraged the appearance of Sidorkova in their list, writing: “The debutant of our competition, sensual Irina Sidorkova, is a famous Russian race car driver and vice-mini-miss Karelia [region of Petrozavodsk] – whatever that means.
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“One glance is enough to understand that the race is going to be serious. Irina, we wish you good luck on our track!”
Sidorkova, who hails from the Petrozavodsk region, has gathered a loyal fanbase of 150,000 followers on Instagram – a number which is set to rise following Maxim’s announcement.
As Maxim announces her new track, Sidorkova will continue to be the star of the track. It seems that the Russian is on her way to greatness.