Ana Carrasco wins the first SSP300 race in Portimao

The Murcian, champion in 2018, achieves her first win of the season that also places her at the top of the general classification.

The Spanish Ana Carrasco (Kawasaki Provec), champion two years ago, won this Saturday in the first of the two races of the World Supersport 300 (WorldSSP300) scheduled for this weekend at the Algarve circuit, in Portimao (Portugal) , and takes the lead of the general classification.

In a race that was shortened after an accident on the start and finish straight, the 23-year-old Murcian rider, who in 2018 became the first woman to win a motorcycling World Championship, precisely in SSP300 ?, won in Portimao with only 57 thousandths of advantage over the second, the Dutch Jeffrey Buis. Briton Tom Booth-Anos finished just over four seconds away, completing the podium.

This is his first win of the season and the sixth of his career in the category. The last victory was achieved in France last year.

Carrasco and Buis took advantage of the fall of the author of the pole, Yuta Okaya (MTM Kawasaki Motoport) in the first bars of the race, in turn 5, to open a gap of about two seconds over the rest. Thus, the test was a duel between the two for the triumph, resolved by determination on the side of the Spanish.

The race had to be shortened by an accident at the start of Bruno Ieraci (Kawasaki GP Project), who was able to get up on his own after the incident.

Another Spaniard, Mika Pérez (Prodina Ircos Team WorldSSP300), finished in seventh place.

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