Five months after his very serious accident during a private training session at the Estoril circuit that caused a double fracture of the dorsal vertebrae, heFormer SSP300 world champion Ana Carrasco got back on her Kawasaki Ninja 400 during the private test day which took place at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit this Wednesday and concluded with a minute of silence in memory of the recently deceased former driver and team manager Fausto Gresini.
The 23-year-old from Murcia has applied to her recovery plan the same philosophy with which she faces her careers: full dedication. Although she is currently not at the level of form that she had reached before her fall, Ana has declared herself “ready to roll” and can go back to doing what she has been dreaming of and work towards this goal with a very demanding recovery program carefully prepared by the doctors who have guided her on her road to recovery.
“Of course I am super happy to get back on the bike. These five months have seemed like five years to me! I love driving, so getting back with my team is the perfect situation for me. I’m motivated and happy, ”she said in a statement from her Kawasaki Provec Racing team.
“I have been following the recommendations of my doctor and now he says that I am good to shoot. I’m really happy to be “motorcycle ready” and to get back on my Ninja 400 for winter testing. Now is the time for my Ninja and I to get back in shape. I have a great team that supports me and I have received many messages of encouragement from the fans when I was recovering. I am looking forward to this first test with great enthusiasm and I hope to be back in top shape as a driver soon ”, he says.
Carrasco has coincided this Wednesday at the Circuitcat with half the MotoGP grid –Pol and Aleix Espargaró, Àlex Márquez, Taka Nakagami, Joan Mir, Alex Rins, Fabio Quartararo, Jack Miller and Johann Zarco, among others– who have ridden with motorcycles derived from the series and have discovered the new route of the newly remodeled Turn 10.