Spanish teenager Ana Carrasco confirmed as the first Moto3 Female Rider to enter the Moto3 World Championship motorcycle racing class. Currently, aged just 15 years of age, she’ll compete for Jaime Fernández Avilés’ Madrid-based JHK Laglisse team in the class for 2013 along side Maverick Vinales.
Ana Carrasco Tested Her KTM Race Machine With Vinales – Almeria
Ana Carrasco will ride as the Moto3 Female Rider on her official KTM machine in February and is looking forward to trying the official bike. Carrasco had this to say, “I am very happy about this opportunity Jaime and my sponsors are giving me. To début 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,” added Carrasco. “In Almeria I didn’t ride an official KTM, but the feeling I had with the standard bike was good and I’m pretty happy. “The chassis is very different from what I’ve ridden this year and I rode over a second faster”, she adds.
Ana Carrasco Gabarrón (born 10 March 1997 in Murcia) currently races today in the FIM CEV Moto2 European Championship. She was the first female rider to score points in the Moto3 World Championship, in the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix, and the first female rider to score points in any class since 2001. She improved on that result with eighth place at the 2013 Valencian Grand Prix. She turned 16 years of age on March 2013, the mandatory age limit for entry into the series, and faces a new challenges.
Follow Ana via her Ana Carrasco website.
Noteworthy Women of GP Racing
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.