This 26-year-old woman motorcycle and motocross rider is among the first group of female motorcyclists in Iran to have recently obtained official permission to practice on off-road circuits.
Behnaz Shafiei and a handful of other woman motocross riders can operate in clubs, they are not allowed to enter competitions or ride on official race tracks.
Behnaz Shafiei continues to work hard to break that status quo and make the sport more inclusive.
“My goal is to be a pioneer to inspire other women. Together, we can convince authorities to recognize women’s motorcycle racing.” – Behnaz Shafiei