Seda Kaçan became the first and only female driver to race after 30 years in the Turkish Track Championship organized by the Turkish Automobile Sports Federation.
This year, a female driver raced for the first time in 30 years at the Turkish Track Championship organized by the Turkish Automobile Sports Federation. Seda Kaçan, who has developed her passion for motor sports with the trainings she has received since 2020, and who has drawn attention with 2021 podiums, 10 of which were first, in 2 starts in the Senior Category of the Turkish Karting Championship, which she followed in the 7 season, completed the championship as the third in Turkey in her first year. Seda Kaçan, who participated in the 2022 Turkish Track Championship, whose first foot races were held at İzmir Ülkü Park Racetrack, within her team Bitci Racing, took an important step towards demonstrating the presence of women in motor sports with her successful race.
Seda Kaçan, an Industrial Engineer and a manager at PepsiCo, believes that people should follow their passions regardless of their age or gender, so they can make a difference in the world. “The real you takes courage!” young people with the communication platform zamThe success of Seda Kaçan, supported by Doritos, the leader of the snack industry, who encourages them to live their lives to the fullest and realize their potential, is also in line with the main messages of the brand.
Seda Kaçan thinks that young women in Turkey are not brave enough to realize their dreams. With this success, Seda Kaçan says she wants to give the message to all young people that "No obstacle can stand in your way, if you want", and tells her own story as follows:
“It is a sad fact that 62% of young women believe that there are obstacles in front of their dreams. I was 27 years old when I had the opportunity to start motor sports. Moreover, I have been in business life for years, so I am quite busy. Still, I didn't let these obstacles stop me. Everyone listed obstacles in front of me starting this male-dominated sport, moreover, at this age. I didn't listen to anyone, I gave my answer with my mugs. Last season, I followed the Turkish Karting Championship to gain racing experience. But my real dream was to race with a car. I am very happy that I made my dream come true this year with a team like Bitci Racing that won 5 championships in its first year. The whole team supports me a lot, especially our Team Director İbrahim Okyay. I finished the first race 6th and the second race 5th in the championship that I will follow all season. I am also very happy to inspire my friends with the successes I have achieved in the race.
We cannot make our dreams come true on our own. It is my most important wish for all my friends that the support of institutions to sports and athletes becomes widespread. In this sense, I received a lot of support from PepsiCo, the institution I work for. The support that PepsiCo's two brands have given me is very encouraging. Thank you very much to my sponsors Doritos and Pepsi.”
Murat Kaya, Sporting Director of the Turkish Automobile Sports Federation, described Seda Kaçan's passion for motorbikes as "an important step for women's presence in the Turkish Track Championship". Murat Kaya, "Dear Seda, one of the licensed athletes of our federation, sets a precedent for many of our female athletes by making solid and rapid progress in her automobile sports career in a very short time. We strongly believe that Seda will continue to set an example with the steps it will take from now on. With our support on this road, zamWe will be right next to you,” he said.