Finally back on track with my new team Yamaha R3 bLU cRU Academy Benelux. What a great and competent team! I've got a great feeling with my new bike and super happy after test days at TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands and at Hockenheimring and Oschersleben in Germany. High hopes for this season. Please join my ride on...
Join my ride
Hello, I am Mia Rusthen,
18 years old from Drøbak, Norway.
I dreamed of becoming a ballerina,
until I fell in love with roadracing.
Now my dream is to make it to the world class in roadracing!
From ballet to roadracing
These two sports have surprisingly much in common:
- Coordination skills are very important
- The balance must be 100% under control
- Endless training on the important details
- Courage and strength to challenge yourself
The experience from ballet has given me many advantages on the racing track and the nickname Mia Ballerina!
Coordination & balance
When dancing you need to work continuously to gain control over all body movements, and this I have taken with me while handling the motorcycle
Gracefulness & strength
Ten years of ballet has given me solid physical strength, endurance and agility which in turn has resulted in me developing a soft riding style
Focus on details
It's all in the details! Both in ballet and roadracing progress depends on constant focus and the ability to recognize and work with the smallest of things.
My roadracing adventure so far
After a slightly cautious start in 2016, it has been quite a journey so far.
2017 was the first full season, and since then there has been a true adventure for me, both in Norway and abroad. Many opportunities have emerged, and now the world is waiting.
Mia Ballerina in Norway
Winner of A2 Standard-cup overall in the Norwegian Championship
Female performer of the year in Borg MC-club
3rd place overall in Junior Supersport 300 in the Norwegian Championship on my Yamaha R3, behind two boys with bigger and stronger motorcycles.
2nd and 3rd place in Supersport 300 in the Norwegian Championship
2nd place in the finale after two months damage interruption
Unofficial track records in my class
The Norwegian Championship was cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic
6 sprint races and 6 2nd places in Solør Extreme Cup
Unofficial track record in my class at Rudskogen racing track
Mia Ballerina in the world
Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Selection Cup.
I was one of two girls of 113 participants invited to the selection cup. I competed against the fastest and most talented youngsters in roadracing in the world. It was a blast and an incredible experience!
ITALIKA Women's International Cup - 5th place in the finale
This is a fantastic initiative by Italika Racing to promote girls in motorsport. I represented Norway and of few girls from Europe. I am very proud of being part of this historic event. Our coach was no other than Chicho Lorenzo, father of the famous MotoGP-champion Jorge Lorenzo.
Selected to Yamaha's official Yamaha bLU cRU R3 Challenge Team
This is a unique team designed to nurture and develop the best young talents from around the world. First the main target is providing the riders a professional team structure into the IDM Supersport 300 Championship, with the aim of training the riders into the World Supersport300.
Unfortunately, the Covid 19-pandemic put an abrupt stop to the 2020-season, and stopped me from participating in this very amputated season. BUT NOW 2021 IS HERE - and I am more motivated than ever.
Yamaha Racing R3 bLU cRU Academy Program
I am so ready, willing and able for the upcoming season being a proud member of the "Yamaha Racing Family" and the Yamaha Racing bLU cRU Benelux team.
I am extremely humble and proud being the only Norwegian AND the only girl in this team which offers the best guidance for young riders. Yamaha Racing Coordinator Joey Litjens is acting as Team Manager.
The main target in 2021 is IDM Supersport 300 Championship.
The season of 2021 is just ahead, and I am super thrilled and ready to meet the Yamaha bLU cRU Academy Team and get started. Anything can happen in 2021!