Ana Carrasco made history today by becoming the first ever woman to win an FIM solo motorcycle world championship.
Crossing the line 13th in the final race of the season at Magny Cours was enough to secure the crown for the Spaniard, who took two race victories this year.
But the fight to the crown wasn’t easy. After her wins at Imola and Donington Park, Carassco struggled in the second half of the season, just twice finishing in the top ten.
However, with closest rival Scott Deroue breaking down in the final race of the year, Carrasco’s 13th place was just enough to secure the crown from Mika Perez, who finished second for the third race in a row while Daniel Valle took a debut win.
Beginning her career in 2011, the Carrasco started out in the CEV 125 championship, where points scoring performances saw her secure a seat in the Moto3 World Championship in 2013. She’d move over to World Supersport 300 last year, where she won her first race at Portimao last year before going on to fight for the crown this season.