Kirsten Landman

Hard Enduro Racer. Dakar Rally Competitor. Animal Activist.Speaker. Leadership: Women in Motorsport.


2024 - Xross Hard enduro, RedBull Romaniacs, Sea to Sky, Tennessee Knock Out, Senqu Hard Enduro and Dakar Rally 2025, another big year for Kirsten Landman.

A professional off-road, Rally and hard enduro rider from Cape Town, South Africa. Kirsten Landman has been riding since the age of 8 and launched her professional career at the age of 22.

Growing up on dirt bikes, Kirsten Landman is now making history. Competing in major international events, doing what said to be impossible, Kirsten has become the first female to finish races such as Redbull Romaniacs, Redbull Sea to Sky, Redbull Megawatt 111, Redbull Braveman, the Roof of Africa and in 2020 Landman was the first African women to finish the Dakar rally in Saudi Arabia.

Kirsten just completed the Dakar Rally 2023 in the Original by Motul class which is undoubtedly the hardest class at the Dakar – competing completely unassisted she became the 3rd women in Dakar history to finish this class.

Kirsten who thrives in a male dominated arena has achieved her South African Springbok Colours whilst competing at the top level of her sport all over the world and most times being the only women to do so.

Kirsten will be competing in hard enduro races throughout out 2024 and is looking to find sponsorship to go back to the Dakar Rally 2025.


South Africa’s most formidable woman on two wheels, Kirsten Landman, has announced her campaign for the Dakar Rally 2025 in Saudi Arabia. Landman will again take on the ‘Original by Motul’ category after her stellar performance in the same category in 2023.

Landman, who had planned to race in this year’s event, suffered several physical and mental blows in 2023, including a pulmonary embolism, and decided to sit it out for her best interest.

“Last year presented me with some of the toughest mental and physical challenges I've ever faced. It was heartbreaking not to stand on the start line in 2024 knowing how much I want to be there and achieve an even stronger result," says Landman.

Now she’s even hungrier for a return to the dunes and race amongst some of the toughest motorsports athletes in the world.

“The Dakar Rally isn't just a race for me. It's where I feel most alive, where I challenge myself beyond limits, and where I continue to chase my dreams."

“As one of the few women in this sport, I'm not just racing for myself—I'm racing for every girl out there who dreams of defying expectations."

Landman is looking for sponsors who support her mission to break barriers and inspire the next generation of female athletes to come on board and help her conquer the challenges of Dakar 2025.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kirsten.

2024 KL117 Title Sponsor

A huge thank you to ASP International for their continued support over the last 3 years and her 2024 racing season.

Other Sponsors

A huge thank you to the above sponsors for the ongoing support in being apart of my team and making my racing possible.