Ana Carrasco – the First Woman to Win a World Championship Race

Girl power in the Supersport 300 race

Who said girls can’t do it? Supersport 300 rider Ana Carrasco (ETG Racing) managed to win the Portuguese round after a breathtaking race. The victory was hard to get as everything resumed to the last three corners, where Carrasco and it's Kawasaki Ninja 300 went half a second faster than the Yamaha YZF-R3 riders behind.

The Portuguese round of the Fim Supersport 300 World Championship took place this weekend at the Autodromo International do Algarve. The race weekend was a complete success for Carrasco as she managed to qualify in the third position on the grid. 

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The 11 lap race had Marc Garcia (Halcourier Racing) as an early leader with Ana Carrasco following close. It all came down to the final lap where Ana responded perfectly to the pressure. She crossed the finish line with Alfonso Coppola (SK Racing) on her tail, only 0.053s slower. The third place was taken by Marc Garcia, the former race leader.

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The young Spaniard is the fifth rider to take a victory in the Suspersport 300 class this year. The podium puts her in the 7th position in the overall standings with three more rounds to go.

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