Maxine Wahome

Maxine Wahome is a Kenyan racing driver and a former motocross rider.

The 26-year-old started her career as an autocross participant before venturing into motocross.

In June this year, she made her debut at the Safari Rally Championship - the toughest rally in the universe.

At the tournament which was held in Nakuru County, Maxine, who was navigated by Waigwa Murage, won the World Rally Championship-3 title - becoming the first African woman to win that category. 

Her achievement at the Safari Rally Championship was recognized by seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton.

In addition, one of the leading telecommunication operators in Kenya awarded her Ksh 1,000,000 for her spectacular performance. 

Prior to that accomplishment, Wahome had emerged victorious at the inaugural Lioness Rally staged at the Moi International Sports Center (MISC), Kasarani in March.

Her father, Jeremiah Wahome, was also a successful rally driver. He took part in various competitions including the open-wheel formulae and the F3 Asian Championship.