The Pink Bullet

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Tourn46
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Well well well... Female world motorcycle champion!

Congratulations to Ana Carrasco, I must admit that I didn't watch any of the races, but I have been following the progress throughout the year.

Hopefully this opens the door to more women being able to follow their dreams, I've yet to see a single negative comment regarding this achievement, which is awesome.

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Fab news and it shows that you don't have to be male to be fast.

Looking at a list of female motorcycle racers I'm embarrassed to say that I only recognise one other name https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... cle_racers
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Where's Carolyn Sells? can't see her on the list.

http://www.roadracingcore.com/it/news/i ... -mountain/
I've been overtaken on track by her (that's probably not her biggest achievement to be fair...)

Hillary Musson?
https://www.imuseum.im/search/collectio ... 72829.html

But Congrats to Ana - woonder where she'll go from there? Wonder if she'll go to Moto3 or head up the WSS/WSBK route?

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bikermike wrote:Wonder if she'll go to Moto3 or head up the WSS/WSBK route?
She's already done 3 years in Moto3, she went to SSP300 due to not being offered a competitive ride. Her results weren't particularly impressive, but iirc neither was her machinery (in 2015 it looks like she was on a 2014 bike for example).

Would be interesting to see what she can do given real machinery and being full of confidence after taking this title.

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I did not know that (although tbh, I don't really follow the smaller classes).

Hope she can get some decent machinery and keep progressing.

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Congratulations to her for sure. Saw a few of these SS300 races along the way. Madhouse is an understatement.

Huge grids, scrapped and fought from start to finish.

Glad to see her dish it out and also keep cool and make it on top amongst a swarm of hotblooded teenageers.

That all said went down to the wire, but you would not have expected anything else watching a minute of this class.

Job well done and deserved.

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Congratulations to Ana from me too.

I did read somewhere that Moto2 was a potential way forward, for the MotoGP route. Or supersport/superstock racing for the WSBK route.

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https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... torcycling

nice interview with her in the UK Guardian. As it's the Guardian, it has to be about the fact she has fought the patriarchy to get there, but if you ignore that, it's nice to see her getting some publicity. (And they did do a decent article on Hutchy earlier in the year, so you never know...)

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