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MotoGP, Marquez: “Ana Carrasco? The bike world isn't just for men”

Marc: “I hope the door is open to all women”. Rossi: “I hope her win pushes other women to race”

MotoGP: Marquez: “Ana Carrasco? The bike world isn't just for men”


While Marc Marquez still has to get the job done, there are those who are already celebrating titles. Ana Carrasco for example, crowned Sport300 champion last weekend during the Magny-Cours round. The Spaniard's success came up during the Buriram press conference.   

Marc Marquez was quick to speak up: “I'm really happy for Ana, this result is an important one for the racing world, as it means that bikes are not just a male domain, seeing as other aspects count too. Ana in MotoGP? SSP 300 is a small category, she'll need to grow in other categories like Supersport. I hope the door is open to all women”.  

Andrea Dovizioso also voiced his opinion, echoing #93's thoughts: “Ana Carrasco has proved to be competitive and I'm pleased for her. Will we see her in MotoGP? This is a tougher category, but I don't think it's that important whether she gets here”.

And what about the Doctor: “This is a significant result, because it's a championship win, and not a single race win - comments Valentino Rossi – I wish Ana a great future and perhaps she'll push other women to race”. As for the possibility of seeing her in the top class one day: “the path from SSP300 to MotoGP is a long one, victory in one category should definitely be taken as the possibility to grow the following season with an even more competitive bike”.

Translated by Heather Watson

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