Balba Camino has been a reference in Spanish Motorsports since 1990, when she became the first Spanish woman to win a race, to occupy a pole position and to win a competition. Moreover, she was the first woman in the world to win a national GT championship (Grand Touring for men and women) and 5 Spanish championship titles.
Her excellent career includes a long list of successes such as:
After 9 years without competing, she made a comeback to
participate in the first 32–hour endurance race in history.
Le Mans Series. Sport Prototype LOLA- LMP1
Spanish GT Championship. SEAT GT prototype development
Spanish GT Championship. JAGUAR LISTER
Spanish GT Championship. SEAT SPORT GT.
2nd place in the Spanish GT Championship
Champion of the Spanish GTA Cup
Spanish GT Championship. MARCOS LM 600
CHAMPION OF SPANISH GRAND TOURING
CHAMPION OF THE SPANISH GTA CUP
FISRT WOMAN IN THE WORLD TO WIN A GRAND TOURING CHAMPIONSHIP
Porsche Supercup. PORSCHE GT3
Porsche Cup. PORCHE 968
Spanish Super Touring Championship. OPEL VECTRA
Worldwide Endurance Championship. PORSCHE GT2
Porsche Cup. PORSCHE 968
American IMSA Championship. PONTIAC
First woman to achieve a podium in motor racing in RD. 2nd position.
Porsche Cup. PORSCHE 968
Copa Porche. PORCHE 968
3RD PLACE CUP PORSCHE CHAMPIONSHIP
Spanish Touring Car Championship D.II FISA. OPEL CALIBRA
3rd POSITION SPANISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION II. II.
Spanish Touring Championship. BMW M3 FISA
WINNER OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ESTORIL TROPHY
FORMULA FIAT Spain Championship.
First Spanish woman to achieve a podium in a single-seater race.
Super Formula Coloni European Championship.
SUPER FORMULA COLONI
FORMULA FIAT Spain Championship
Spanish Classic Championship.
LOTUS SUPER 7
At the age of two, she already knew what her passion would be:
Conquering the competition world!
Classic Championship. LOTUS ELAN TC.
First race of her life, first podium (2nd place).
Her first race in the Jarama Circuit with a Lotus Elan her father lent her.
Spanish Classics Championship. LOTUS SUPER 7
CHAMPION OF SPANISH CLASSICS CHAMPIONSHIP
CHAMPION OF SPANISH CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP
First woman to occupy a pole position.
First woman to win a race.
First woman to win a motor racing competition.
IN EVERY CURVE
IN EVERY LAP...
Balba Camino is the most highly honoured woman in Spanish motor racing. She entered into the motor world at the age of 14, when she participated in a driving course her father was teaching at the Circuito del Jarama (Jarama Circuit), which, inadvertently, would change her life for ever.
That first experience at a circuit transformed her curiosity into passion, and since then, she has had a clear goal: COMPETING in motor racing, but not just competing for the victory at the finish line, but for outdoing herself every day, in every lap, in every curve.
At the age of 17 she achieved her dream. From that moment on and for the following 16 years, she devoted herself to professional competing and participated in some of the most famous racing competitions in the world.
Ever since she started in motor racing, Balba has been a high level trainer of drivers in driving schools, and she has taken advantage of these experiences to design and manage some of the most relevant sponsoring projects in Spanish motor racing, some of them focused on discovering and training new drivers.
Balba has also promoted this sport from her position as a member of institutions such as the Real Federación Española de Automovilismo (Royal Spanish Federation of Motor Racing), in which she has participated by forming part of the board of directors and in its delegated committee as drivers’ representative. She has also collaborated with Make a Team, a consulting firm in which, like other elite athletes, she has devoted herself to training Companies’ Directors in several skills such as teamwork and making decisions under pressure.
Her secret is no other than passion, constancy and a full dedication to achieve what she aims to.