As first female World Champion in the 2018 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship (SSP300), 21-year old Ana Carrasco, who hails from Murica, Spain, made history on the weekend. Racing at the final round of the SSP300 at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours in France on a Kawasaki Ninja 400, Carrasco finished in thirteenth position.

Staring at 25th position on the grid, Carrasco clawed her way through the pack, enough for her to clinch the championship by a single point. This was possible when the only other contender for the championship, second place winner Spaniard Mika Perez of Kawasaki ParkinGO Team, was beaten by Daniel Valle of BCD Yamaha MS Racing to first place on the final lap.

Championship standings at the end of the 2018 SSP300 are Carrasco with 93 points, Perez with 92 points and Dutchman Scott Deroue with 80 points. The manufacturer’s title was taken by Kawasaki with 176 points, followed by Yamaha and KTM with 115 and 110 points, respectively.