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Anthony and Bert race against Kiara in “Over Winnaars” at VTM.

Anthony and Bert race against Kiara in “Over Winnaars” at VTM.

In “Over Winnaars”, Koen accompanies visually impaired Kiara from Lokeren — not being able to drive a car is her biggest frustration.

Thanks to Koen, Kiara was able to get behind the wheel of a car for the very first time.

“I would love to be able to drive. By my age, everyone has their driving licence, but for me it’s impossible. I always have to rely on public transport or on friends, which means that I can only do things that I plan in advance. For me, being able to drive is a symbol of freedom and it has always been my dream to get behind the wheel of a car one day,” explains Kiara.

Thanks to ‘Over Winnaars’, her dream has finally become a reality. “It was without doubt the best experience of my life,” says Kiara of the drive.

Kiara not only learned to drive by also went racing against race driver Anthony Kumpen.

Anthony Kumpen and Bert Longin who know the track well used glasses that simulate Kiara’s poor vision. Kiara was also challenged to ride with Koen as co-pilot.

How did it go?

Kiara is now also the official ‘fastest visually impaired driver in Flanders’, and her name will appear in the Guinness Book of Records!

Text: Qmusic.be

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