Ana Carrasco has made motorcycle racing history by becoming the first woman to win a solo world championship race with victory at Portimao in the World Supersport 300 class.

The 20-year-old produced an amazing sprint the line with a slipstream to steal victory from Alfonso Coppola by 0.053s with Marc Garcia third to put Carrasco seventh in the championship standings with two rounds remaining, with Coppola claiming the title lead from Garcia.

Carrasco, a former Moto3 rider, became the first woman to score points at a world championship level since Katja Poensgen in 2001.

“I have been working really hard all year to find this result and it is really important for the history as it was the first time for a woman to win a race in an FIM tarmac based championship," Carrasco said. "This is good for all the people. I think it will be a change of mentality and people will think that a woman can be fighting for the championship. It was a perfect day for Kawasaki.

“I am very happy about this result. I want to share it with all my team. We have worked very hard and we have been making progress in each race. I am very happy and I would like to thank all of them, as well as my sponsors, since without them this would not be possible."

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