Ana Carrasco will attempt to get back her WorldSSP 300 crown in 2021

Ana Carrasco will attempt to reclaim her WorldSSP 300 Championship title in 2021 after re-signing with the Jonathan Rea's Provec Racing Kawasaki Racing Team

Ana Carrasco

Kawasaki has confirmed Ana Carrasco will be back on track in the WorldSSP 300 Championship in 2021 as she looks to reclaim the title she was unable to challenge for in 2020.

After making history as the first woman to win a solo motorcycle world championship title in 2018 with victory in the hotly-contested WorldSSP 300 series, Carrasco enjoyed race-winning turns in 2019 and 2020 too but her hopes of challenging in the latter was scuppered by a testing accident that left her with multiple fractured vertebrae.

Despite the severity of the injuries, Carrasco has been on the recovery trail since - via some wincing updates on her social media channels - and is on track to be back racing again in 2021.

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She can now celebrate being retained by Kawasaki for next season, where she will continue to compete under the Provec Racing banner, the outfit that has masterminded Jonathan Rea’s six WorldSBK Championship titles.

“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.”