Mouton to guest edit DirtFish during upcoming Women’s Month

The rally legend will work alongside DirtFish's Josie Rimmer as part of a new initiative

Michele Mouton

Legendary World Rally Championship driver Michèle Mouton will join DirtFish Media to guest edit the website through a month-long celebration of Women in Motorsport in March.

Mouton, who came within an ace of lifting the 1982 World Rally Championship title as a factory Audi driver, will oversee content specifically designed to inspire and initiate more female participation both locally in America’s Pacific Northwest region and across the world.

The Frenchwoman, once described by Niki Lauda as ‘Superwoman’, only recently stepped down from her 12-year tenure as president of the FIA’s Women in Motorsport Commission.

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DirtFish Media’s Josie Rimmer will work alongside Mouton through March.

Mouton, who continues to work as the FIA’s WRC safety delegate, said: “It’s a real pleasure to work with DirtFish and with Josie on this project.

“Since 2010, I worked closely with Jean [Todt, former FIA president] to encourage more women into our sport and I only recently decided to step down. After 12 years, it’s a good time for somebody else to take this incredible commission forwards.

“Inspiring and emboldening women and working to ensure equal opportunity across motorsport is something which will remain close to my heart always.

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“It’s for this reason that I’m so looking forward to March. DirtFish has some incredible content and wonderful stories planned and I’m excited to help tell them.”

DirtFish Women’s Month starts on March 1 and runs throughout the month with daily content.

As well as providing editorial output, DirtFish Rally School will be providing women in motorsport with an unrivalled opportunity to get behind the wheel and spend a day learning from some of the best instructors in the world.

Full details of DirtFish Women’s Month will follow in the coming weeks.