MotoGP » Elena Rosell to become first female Moto2 rider


Spanish racer Elena Rosell joins Aspar Suter to become the first woman to ride in a grand prix world championship event since 2003.

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yes_but - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 11:33 AM

Is she there on merit, or is she a politicaly correct appointment ?, if the latter then she will have realised her dream but how much of an achievement will it be if she languishes at the bottom. It's sad when talentless riders are promoted or appointed over others that do have talent just because of their race, colour or creed.

Liam - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 12:00 PM

@yes but... give her a break, this is good for the sport and about time we have a female rider in world championship racing... good luck to her, i hope she does well... GOOD LUCK ELENA!!!

Johno - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 12:01 PM

I really hope she does well but 11th in a national stock championship doesn't hold much chance at this level. Plenty of riders doing far better that deserve a shot. But good luck to her.

Johno - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 12:01 PM

I really hope she does well but 11th in a national stock championship doesn't hold much chance at this level. Plenty of riders doing far better that deserve a shot. But good luck to her.

Johno - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 12:02 PM

I really hope she does well but 11th in a national stock championship doesn't hold much chance at this level. Plenty of riders doing far better that deserve a shot. But good luck to her.

Johno - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 12:02 PM

I really hope she does well but 11th in a national stock championship doesn't hold much chance at this level. Plenty of riders doing far better that deserve a shot. But good luck to her.

jake - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 12:08 PM

@liam. I wish her the best but I don't see how it's good for the sport if she isn't the most qualified or talented and only got the ride because she is female. like others 11th in her series means there were 10 other riders doing better then her.

I don't see how that promotes a positive message for female athletes as it says they aren't being held to the same standards as the males. If they is the case then why the big push to compete against them? Danica Patrick is a sponsor magnet but a very average driver and to me it's an embarassment that she can finish 15th place and get more press then the person who won a race or title. The same goes for Elena Myers and Melissa Paris in the AMA series. Nothing against any of them but I don't get the point they are trying to make by competing against males

Jake - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 12:10 PM

if they are going to be treated and judge differently then they need to have their own series, like the WMX. But if they want to "compete" against the men then they have to be held and judged by the same standards.

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