Helena Carrasco, rally copilot

Helena Carrasco is a Spanish rally copilot that started in this world four years ago as commissary at the Circuito de Navarra, and where she continues nowadays as assistant director of the races.

From a course for copilots in Girona, her career has done nothing but progress. Since 2010, Carrasco has taken part in 34 rallies with 14 different drivers, and she has won the ‘Copa Open Aragón de Rallys’ in 2012, she finished third in the championship ‘Navarro de Rallys’ in 2012 and 2013, and was sixth in the championship ‘Autona de tierra’ in 2012.

What most encourages Helena Carrasco about the profession of rally copilot is what brings her personally. Carrasco defines it as a mix of “adrenaline, nerves, excitement, fun… I never thought this hooked me so much. It’s not a hobby, it’s my passion and my way of life”.

Her next challenges are to be a copilot in CERT (Campeonato de España de Rallys de Tierra), which already has fulfilled this 2014, and to work exclusively to the world of rallys. So far, this year she has already planned 19 rallies between asphalt and dirt, six of them nationwide.

Helena Carrasco has no doubt and says that she prefers to be a copilot than being behind the wheel. According to her, “her task is ‘singing’ orders and sitting in the seat of fear”. The copilot points out that this is a sport that does not allow mistakes and requires a lot of concentration.

Helena’s message says “pull forward with enthusiasm and excitement and never surrender”. Errors may exist, but you don’t have to be afraid of them and gather them with strength to move forward, eager to repeat and achieve the goal. However, the copilot advises to be aware of the sport risks, but, definitively, you have to enjoy it.

So, we are proud to announce Helena Carrasco as the BadToro of the month, and we wish her all of the best in the future. We will keep an eye on you!

A BadToro is never afraid of challenges. A BadToro doesn’t always reach all of his or her goals, but a BadToro never give up, and always keeps on trying. A BadToro is not afraid of trying to reach for those goals many other find impossible. To become the BadToro of the month you need to show extraordinary courage, respect and sincerity, especially when facing challenges.