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2023 Author: Nicholas Abramson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 02:44
The 2020 World Superbike Championship is going to live a milestone in one of its European appointments. Specifically in Germany. Local driver Lucy Glöckner will participate as a wild card in the event to be held at the Oschersleben circuit the weekend of July 31 to August 2.
Glöckner, 29, will participate as a guest to the event with the German Endurance Racing Team, known by its acronym GERT. This German structure has requested an invitation to participate in the Superbike weekend in Oschersleben and the pilot who will take the controls will be Lucy Glöckner.
MotoGP will remain as the only category in which a woman has never raced
Therefore Glöckner will be the first driver to participate in a premier class race of the World Superbike Championship. Yes, there have been others who have raced in the smaller category, including the Spanish Ana Carrasco was the Supersport 300 champion in 2018, but Glöckner will be the first on a big bike.
Glöckner has already participated in the 2007 Red Bull Rookies Cup, finishing in fourteenth position. She was runner-up in the 2011 Yamaha R6 Dunlop and the Superstock 1000 in 2014. She is now a regular in endurance racing, where she is building a good track record with the GERT team.
So now There will only be one world class in which no woman has ever participated: MotoGP. Until now, only Superbikes accompanied the premier class on this list, but Glöckner will be responsible for removing series-derived motorcycles as something that resists the female gender.
Up to now Ana Carrasco is the only woman capable of having won a race in the framework of the World Superbike Championship. It was in the Supersport 300 category, where he has achieved five wins between 2018 and 2019, in addition to last season's world title. The Murcian recently tested Jonathan Rea's Kawasaki, but Glöckner will go one step further.
For the moment There are only 21 confirmed places for the 2020 Superbike World ChampionshipTherefore, if there are no injuries or anything strange, there will be 22 drivers in Oschersleben, including Glöckner. This must be taken into account because the first fifteen score points in the long races, so the German could beat another milestone.
In any case, the important thing is that another barrier will be demolished in the world of motorcycling. A woman, Lucy Glöckner, will also be able to compete with a Superbike motorcycle. When it is fulfilled in that month of August, there will only be one category that women have not accessed, that of MotoGP. The last rung of the ladder.
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