Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of becoming a ballerina, and from the age of four I have spent endless hours dancing. But something happened in 2016 when my dad brought me to the racetrack where he practiced his sport: roadracing. He asked me if I wanted to give it a try - and voila - I was sold! Terrified at first, but totally hooked at the very beginning. This was a HUGE surprise to everyone - most of all for me being the little fragile ballerina always wearing pink.
I love everything about roadracing: the excitement, the speed, the constant thrill of improving and getting faster, pushing my own limits much further than I've thought possible. A whole new world has revealed itself with lots of amazing people, friends and experiences of a lifetime.
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
2nd place overall in Supersport 300 in the Norwegian Championship
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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.
Yamaha Racing R3 bLU cRU Academy Team
My first full season in the IDM Supersport 300 Championship and proud member of the "Yamaha Racing Family" and the Yamaha Racing R3 bLU cRU Benelux team.
I was extremely humble and proud being the only Norwegian AND the only girl in this team which offered the best guidance for young riders.
IDM Supersport 300 Championship in Europe
Proudly representing Yamaha Motor Scandinavia who supported me and my new team in my second season in IDM Supersport 300 Championship in Europe. And I finally took my first points!
My international career in roadracing continues
WOMEN'S EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Finally, an official European Championship in roadracing will saw the day of light for women, and I am so very proud and excited to participate in this historic event. I was a part of the extremely successful and professional Team Trasimeno. Together we showed the World that motorsports and girl power are a perfect match by creating magical moments and thrilling racing. Best result: P6. Overall: P10