Carrasco to participate in inaugural FIM Women’s Circuit Racing World Championship

Monday, 12 February 2024 13:06 GMT

A shining light for women in motorcycle racing and wider motorsport, the 2018 WorldSSP300 Champion will be one of the star names in the WorldWCR

The new era is the theme for the 2024 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship and that also comes with the introduction of a new class; the FIM Women’s Circuit Racing World Championship, which will feature a big name. Ana Carrasco, the 2018 World Supersport 300 Champion and Grand Prix points-scorer, is confirmed as being on the grid in 2024’s season of WorldWCR, collaborating with the Evan Bros. Racing Team.

Carrasco’s presence inside the WorldSBK paddock has been strong in recent years, ever since she became the first female to win an FIM Road Racing Solo World Championship race in 2017, before going on to be crowned WorldSSP300 Champion in 2018, triumphing in a thrilling final lap showdown which decided the title. Again, a race winner in 2019, 2020 and 2021, she is one of the most successful names in the category and now seeks to make more history with the new class in 2024.

Speaking about the opportunity, Carrasco said: “I am really happy to announce this new adventure. I will compete in the FIM Women's Circuit Racing World Championship together with the Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team, one of the strongest teams in the WorldSBK paddock, and the goal can only be to win races.”

Speaking further on social media about her return to racing in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship paddock, the 26-year-old from Murcia celebrated: “In this first season, we will be an example for many girls around the world. I am returning to my beloved WorldSBK Championship, and I will do it alongside Evan Bros Racing, one of the strongest teams in the Championship, with the ambition and goal of winning races.”

Team principal Fabio Evangelista, shared Carrasco’s excitement as his team readies for a history-making year in the sport: “The collaboration with Ana fills us with pride. We have always been Ana's fans, and when the possibility of working together arose we were immediately available. We will try to support her in the best possible way: we will carry out the first tests as soon as possible, so that we will be prepared for the first round of the season.”

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