WSS: Female racer set for Supersport bow

Paola Cazzola will compete in the 2010 World Superbike Championship for Kuja Racing, becoming the first female rider to get a full-time ride
Paola Cazzola is set to become the first female rider to compete in the World Supersport Championship on a full-time basis after being signed by Kuja Racing.

The 32-year-old has competed in her native Italy for the past few seasons, dominating the 'Women's Championship', but also tasting success against men in the R6 Metzeler Cup.

Now Cazzola will graduate to the international stage in the Supersport class, riding a Honda prepared by Kuja Racing alongside Danilo Dell'Omo, who finished 19th in the standings for the team in 2009.

Cazzola won't be the first female rider to enter the Supersport ranks. Both Melissa Paris and Marie-Jose Boucher received wild-cards for the Miller Motorsports Park round of WSS last year, while former GP rider Katja Poensgen did a round of the World Supersport Series back in 1998. Cazzola is set to become the first rider to sign up for a full season, however.

Tagged as: Honda , supersport , cazzola , kuja , paola

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MilleMart - Unregistered

January 14, 2010 12:24 PM

Never heard of her but she is probably more competent on a bike than 99.999% of all of us armchair pundits on this board so good luck to the lass and lets judge her as a rider and not as totty ! having said that when she kicks someones **** on track inevetibly they will be more p1ssed off than if a bloke had done it :)

Kimey - Unregistered

January 14, 2010 1:22 PM

Good luck to her I say. We should encourage this as it opens up half the population to the best sport on the planet. Will she have a gridboy then?

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