There are some things for which the world deems women unfit. These may not always be big, but are just ways in which women are stereotypes. Women have been to the space ad back, and they fly airplanes, but all hell breaks loose when women are seen riding a bike.
The well-favoured Italian is in his second grand prix season. With dry and sunny weather expected to continue tomorrow, huge crowds are already converging on the Andalucian circuit, just outside the sherry capital Jerez de la Frontera. That served us well and we set an excellent time — one that allowed me to get my first World Championship pole.
History was made this year in world championship racing when year-old racer Ana Carrasco became the first woman to win a solo world championship. Holding off strong opposition in the World Supersport series and building on her form when he was the first female to win a race, the quietly-spoken Spaniard was able to best her male opposition to secure a place in the history books. After her wins at Imola and Donington Park, Carrasco struggled in the second half of the season, just twice finishing in the top ten.
Jump to navigation. History was made at Magny-Cours this weekend. Strictly speaking, history is made every time motorcycles go racing, but Magny-Cours will feature prominently in the history books. Jonathan Rea confirmed his status as arguably the best World Superbike rider of all time, taking his fourth title in succession with a win in Race 1 on Saturday, and matching Carl Fogarty's tally of four WorldSBK titles.
Last weekend Ana Carrasco was the first women in history to win a motorcycling world championship. The Spanish rider got the Supersport title at Magny-Cours France to create history in motor racing. Before the title win, Carrasco was already the first women to win a race in a world motorcycle championship.
Bet many of you thought you would never see a female World Champion, no matter how small the bikes got? Bet many of you always thought that there would be at least one bloke with just too much in the strength-per-kilo department to have a woman win a full world championship? But we only had to wait to to witness Ana Carrasco make the best of a year laden with rule changes, fortune changes and unwavering points-scoring consistency when it counted.
Moto3 News May 2, gb. A burning sun welcomed Ana Carrasco back to Jerez for the first European Grand Prix after three demanding overseas trips. On this first day of the Spanish GP the hot weather caused many Moto3 riders problems with the tires and made it difficult to find grip and thus to improve.
For the season, Carrasco will be supported by Barcelona -based Provec Racing as a works team, in conjunction with Kawasaki Motors Europe. She began riding a minibike at the age of three after her elder sister did not use it. She was the first woman to score points in the series by finishing fifteenth at the Malaysian Grand Prix and repeated the feat with an eighth at the season-closing Valencian Community Grand Prix.
She won the World Supersport title in dramatic style in September when, having led the championship for much of the season, her history-making feat was only confirmed on the last lap of the final race at Magny-Cours in France. This was a big moment for me — and for women in the sport. The year-old, who comes from Murcia in southern Spain, is softly-spoken and intelligent.