The Kawasaki rider from Murcia will defend her world title in 2019 with a new structure created just for Ana.
The executives of Provec, the brothers Guim and Biel Roda, and Alvar Garriga, with the help of Kawasaki Motors Europe, have decided to develop a programme made to measure for the Spanish WorldSSP300 rider, in order to keep on making history with the 2018 World Champion and offer the best attention and technical structure possible.
In a category that is becoming more and more competitive, 2019 will be more difficult than 2018 and the intention of the project is to have Ana fighting for the podium in every race.
Ana Carrasco: “In first place, I am very pleased to continue being a Kawasaki rider and to carry on racing the Ninja 400. I’d like to sincerely thank all the work performed by the DS Junior Team in 2018, in which we were champions. In spite of all the Public Relations activities of these last months after becoming world champion, my priority has always been to find the best technical resources in order to face the 2019 season. I’ll be wearing the number 1 and that means that the pressure will be extremely high, we’ll see if we are capable of being at the highest level again.”
Guim Roda: “Last year’s result was spectacular, and after the tenacity and determination of Ana, we were left with no choice but to set up a project tailored for Ana and help her be a world reference and an example for all women who follow the “yes I can”. We find ourselves morally obligated to set up this project, and there’s a very high responsibility weighing down on us to repeat last year’s results and we are going to build up a team of people around Ana that will help us achieve the objective.
To start off, she’s coming to live in Barcelona as of the 8th of January, where she will start a personal training programme in the Car of Sant Cugat. She’ll also combine physical training, the Dirt-Track, flat track and Motocross tests in Rocco’s Camp, Montmeló and continue her second year law studies at UCAM.
The idea is to launch Ana into orbit and professionalize where deserved, the achievement of last year, let’s see how far we go.”