Ana Carrasco to rider for RW Racing in 2014
RW Racing GP has signed Ana Carrasco for the 2014 Moto3 campaign. The Dutch team and the Spanish rider have agreed on a one-year deal.
16-year-old Carrasco will ride the Kalex KTM and is determined to carry on the upward trend as she did in her rookie season. She made her World Championship debut with Team Calvo at the start of the 2013 season, riding alongside Maverick Viñales, who won the 2013 crown. In her rookie season Carrasco finished in all but one race (Jerez). Her point scoring finish in Malaysia was the first for a woman in Moto3.
Her 8th position in Valencia, in which she showed what she is capable of, stunned the world. Prior to Malaysia, Carrasco’s best finishing position had been 17th at the Indianapolis Grand Prix. For the Australian Grand Prix she qualified in 7th – another landmark.
RW Racing GP team manager Jarno Janssen is delighted with his new rider: “Ana has proven to be a special talent. She showed some incredible things in her first year in Moto3 and we strongly believe we can help her to continue improving. She is a strong personality and willing to work to achieve the best. Of course it is special to have a girl in the team, but it will not make any difference. A talented rider is a talented rider and Ana is very talented. We are very happy with her coming to RW Racing GP.’’
Ana Carrasco, born March 10, 1997 in Murcia in south-eastern Spain, has been racing in competition since 2005. 2009 proved to be a successful year for her as she became champion of the Extremeña 125cc class, the Murcia 125cc class and the Copa de España 2T. In 2011 she became the first female to score points in the Spanish CEV 125 Championship and in 2012 she was the first female to make it into the new Moto3 format in the CEV Championship.
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