Ana Carrasco becomes first woman to enter Moto3

Any news related with the fairer sex and motorcycles surely gets all of us into a curious mode.

Spanish teenager Ana Carrasco has been confirmed as the first female competitor to enter the Moto3 World Championship. The 15-year-old prodigy will compete for Madrid-based JHK Laglisse team along with fellow rider Mavreick Vinales on a KTM.

Ana, who turns 16th come March, will surely face stiff competition from the other riders. By the way, sixteen also happens to be the minimum mandatory age limit for entry into the championship. Carrasco who tested her machine at Almeria this week, along with Vinales, will surely be showcasing her talent on the 125cc but the bigger challenge for the teenager though is to finish with points and hopefully vie for the world championship.

Anna stated,“I am very happy about this opportunity my sponsors are giving me, to debut in the world championship is the dream of every rider. I was not expecting it and I am very enthusiastic about it. I can’t wait to get into pre-season testing and do my first race.”

Just to throw some some light on previous female racers, Taru Rinne of Finland was the first woman to score points in any GP class during the 1988 125cc season while Japan’s Tomoko Igata was the most successful, achieving the highest placing for a female rider in the history of the championship with seventh in the Czech Republic during the 1995 season.'

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