Since 1996, Isolde has been working for Toyota and was the first female works driver in the Japanese car manufacturer’s rally history. In addition to her appearances in a cockpit, such as in the 2004 City Grand Prix in Cologne when 50,000 enthusiasts watched her demonstrating her skills at the wheel of a Toyota Corolla WRC, the Bavarian looks after young guns contesting the Toyota Yaris Cup and journalists and dealers who attend the series’ rounds.
“It’s about providing the young drivers with everything they need for a successful motorsport career,” said Isolde, “And that’s far more than just their driving skills alone. The interaction with the media and the appropriate off-track behaviour are also crucial factors.”
At the same time, the two-time World Rally Champion uses her experience for her job as a Toyota driving instructor, and in her popular Toyota Magazine column she provides the Toyota clients with driving tips.
Furthermore, Isolde works as Fulda brand ambassador. Once a year, she travels to Canada for several weeks to attend the spectacular Fulda Challenge. In this extreme arctic adventure, the competitors have to cover a total mileage of some 2,000 kilometres by car, ski, ski-doo, dogsled, hovercraft – and foot. In the course of the event, held at the inhospitable Yukon Territory, the international teams are taken to their very limits.