Ana Carrasco will remain in World Supersport 300 for 2021 for a title challenge following her back injury ruining her 2020 season.
Ana Carrasco, the 2018 World Supersport 300 champion and the only ever female world champion in the sport, will remain with the Kawasaki supported Provec Team for 2021 as she looks to double up and take her second title in the class.
In 2020 she was forced to miss six races after a testing crash at Estoril fractured multiple vertebrae, ending her season early, the season before this point was a strong one with a race win and three podiums put her in title contention before the injury, despite the injury she was still able to take P8 overall in the standings.
The Provec team also runs the Kawasaki Racing Team in the Superbike class, home of Jonathan Rea who has now won 6 titles in a row for them
Ana Carrasco: 2018 was a very special year for me and, in some ways, it only feels like yesterday. Winning the WorldSSP300 World Championship for sure changed my life forever. Not only had I achieved one of my life goals but also I became a symbol for other women to aspire to make their dreams real. On the grid, I am a racer like anyone else, not a woman but a competitor. It’s on this level I will race with the support of Provec and Kawasaki in 2021 and my desire to win the championship a record second time has been the fuel for my recent recovery. I want to thank not only Kawasaki and Provec, but also all our partners and sponsors that even in this Covid situation and despite the injury they support this project for coming season.
Guim Roda, Team Manager: Both Ana and the Provec team have unfinished business in the WorldSSP300 Championship. There is such a depth of support for her in Spain and across the world which psychologically seems like it’s worth a second per lap off her times. We have the machinery, the expertise and, most importantly, the rider to succeed in the coming season. This is a project only built for Ana, her effort will benefit the WorldSSP300 Championship and secures incredible media exposure to all Championships and to Kawasaki, so we feel our obligation to secure her a competitive project to keep making history. She deserves, as a rider, and as a person, this effort – for sure, 2021 will be her time to make history once more.
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