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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June 20, 2011 11:47 PM

they really should promote champions, not journeyman riders. Every race series I've ever followed has often deviated from this recipe. As is often the case, such outings end up worse for the rider.

If you guys can accept Rosell, then there should be no questions raised when guys like Abraham line up next to riders like Rossi.

Johno - Unregistered

June 21, 2011 1:28 AM

Macphisto... Where is anyone bagging her? Most people are saying good luck to her but there are others that are more deserving.

on a lighter note, to the is she hot question... www .bikesportnews .com/news-detail.cfm?newstitle=MotoGP-Assen:-Aspar-wheels-in-Elena-Rosell-for-Moto2&newsid=4871
Judge for yourself...

Westminister - Unregistered

June 21, 2011 1:30 AM

If you guys can accept Rosell, then there should be no questions raised when guys like Abraham line up next to riders like Rossi.
Posted by Destro (1 hour 25 minutes ago)

The difference is, MotoGP is the premiere class, and Moto2 is a feeder series. Moto2 is exactly made up of a bunch of potentials. Not all of them are champions of anything. The simple fact that someone like Abrahams is even in the sport, validates her presence...

How is she any different from Wilairot, Naimi, or Aegerter? Who are they and why are they in Moto2, the list goes on..?

What has Max Neukirchner ever accomplished ?

I am satisfied, the girl is qualified, I just wouldn't put her in Moto1 or WBSK...


June 21, 2011 6:51 AM

Stoo, "another Spanish rider, surely not"
Its a spanish team with spanish sponsors, so they should surely give the ride to a Brit as is always suggested here on Crash when a team needs a replacement!

If you want more Brits in GP's then your industries have to put up cash, your authorities need to promote grass roots racing and young riders and you fans need to fill up the circuits and buy the t-shirt.

Good luck to Rosell, my feeling is she will be a bit out of her league but lets wait and see.

Matt - Unregistered

June 21, 2011 7:46 AM

@ Jakel: Re: Jenny, not really a fair shot there.

The bike wasn't ready for the first round, the second round it didn't run longer enough to set a lap - the one she did was slower than the times she had done on a 600.

Maybe she is not a Byrne or Hill, but I feel Jenny should been given a fair chance. I have seen her blast many "super fast" track day riders into the weeds on a bike much less powerfull. TBH Kiyo has been as dangerously slow for a good chunk of this year when you compare him to Byrne - does he not deserve to be in BSB?

Terminator - Unregistered

June 21, 2011 10:02 AM

Why only an Aspar ride in Moto2?

Why not put her on this bike?

Bodz - Unregistered

June 21, 2011 4:27 PM

I suspect i will get destroyed over this question
however , curiosity killed the cat.
"why would simmo be concerned over a female
moto 2 racer on the scene?"

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