FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission Director Nita Korhonen was born in the world of motorsport. Her father Pentti Korhonen is a 1975 circuit racing World Championship bronze medallist and Montjuic 24 hours race winner. Her mother Marja-Leena worked as “manager” for her father. Nita started to ride motorcycles when she was about four years old and was attracted by snowmobiles a few years later. While always concentrating on leisure riding she also acquired a bit of racing experience. As part of the Finnish TV show she was hosting she competed in the ATV Finnish Cup series in 2013, ending up 4th as the only woman amongst the men. Two years later Nita also took part in a circuit racing race to honour her father´s world championship medal on the 40th anniversary of his crowning achievement.
Nita has a Bachelor’s degree in business and communication and a Master’s degree in sport science and management. For her finals thesis she surveyed and interviewed over 50 motorcycle world champions for the “What Makes a Champion” research she conducted for the FIM. Nita is also an award winning author and has written four motorsport books including a biography of four times world rally champion Juha Kankkunen. She has worked for almost two decades as a motorsport journalist, columnist, producer and TV host taking care of the communications of MotoGP rider Mika Kallio, Kallio Racing Team, Ajo Motorsport and the new Finnish MotoGP circuit KymiRing.
Nita has been a member of the CFM since its launch in 2006 and was appointed Commission director in 2012. She became a Board member of the Finnish Motorcycling Federation SML in 2010 and for the last few years she served as 2nd Vice President of the Federation until she moved to Switzerland this February where she now works as Continental Unions and National Federations Liaison Director and Events Director for the FIM.