Name: Nadieh Schoots
Date of Birth: 09 October 1991
Hometown: Zuidland, The Netherlands
Height: 1.78m / 5'10"
Weight: 68kg / 150lbs
Hobbies: Music, fitness, travel, reading
Favourite track: horice (Czech Republic)
Nadieh caught her love for motorcycles and speed early on, with both her parents being street riders and never missing a round of MotoGP on TV. Her dream was always to be able to ride herself, however it wasn't until her 14th birthday that the family discovered minibikes. One straight lined test ride on a quiet road near her home and Nadieh was sold, so from 2006 to 2009 she and her dad traveled to kart tracks all over Europe for racing and training.
At the end of 2009 the opportunity to do a 3-day circuit training with an Aprilia RS250 arose. Racing still being more of a hobby at this point, Nadieh and her dad set off for Ales in the south of France without expectations. Never having ridden a bike with suspension or a clutch made her achievements all the more impressive: by the end of day 1 she was scraping her knees (and foot pegs) in every turn, by day 3 she was one of the fastest riders on track. Before they embarked on the trip home the decision was made - in 2010 Nadieh would make the enormous step up to racing 600cc Supersport bikes.
Fast forward 9 years and at 27 Nadieh belongs to the fastest female racers on the planet, having ridden 14 different bikes on over 40 tracks throughout Europe and the US. She considers herself incredibly fortunate to have had all these amazing opportunities and adventures. In 2016, after two seasons in the BSB Ducati Cup, Nadieh raced for Team ILR in the highly competitive BSB Superstock 1000 series. This however wasn't the dream come true it appeared to be, and in 2017 Nadieh returned to running her own team (with some help from mom and dad!), and embarked on her road racing journey.
After a very succesful 2017 IRRC Superbike season, growing from top 25 finishes at round 1, to being on the cusp of the top 10 at round 6; Nadieh and her team planned to once again compete in the IRRC series in 2018, and added the prestigious North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix. The season didn’t quite go to plan, with Nadieh sustaining injuries at both the North West 200 in May and the IRRC round at Frohburg in September, forcing her to sit out multiple events. There were however many highs too; breaking the fastest female record at the NW200 and becoming the first woman to ever qualify for a Superbike race (with ease!), finishing 10th and becoming the 21st all time fastest rider at Horice, and getting accepted for the Macau Grand Prix as first woman ever. 2019 can truly only get better, and Nadieh will be riding for the newly set up Rebel Racing.
Career so far
2018 - IRRC Superbike (14th, missing 2 rounds), Horice Czech TT 21st Fastest All Time Rider
- North West 200 21st in Superstock, first woman to ever qualify for a Superbike race, beat Fastest Female record by 11 seconds
2017 - IRRC Superbike (14th), Horice Czech TT Fastest Newcomer, All Time Fastest Female at every road race visited
2016 - BSB Superstock 1000
2015 - BSB Ducati TriOptions Cup
2014 - BSB Ducati TriOptions Cup
2013 - AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series
2012 - IDM Yamaha R6 Cup, wildcards in AMA Pro Supersport, WERA National and ONK Supersport
2011 - Supercup 600, ONK Supersport, Alpe Adria Cup Supersport, BSB Superstock 600
2010 - Dutch Ducati Dealer Cup, Supercup 600
2006-2009 - Minibikes: Dutch, Belgian and European Championship