SSP 300 Women’s European Championship:
poker for Beatriz Neila Santos
The 2023 season of the Women’s European Championship came to an end at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy.
It was the perfect weekend for Beatriz Neila Santos (511 Racing Team), who took an amazing win at the end of a very tight race that was hard fought until the chequered flag. Thanks to a good advantage in the standings and this umpteenth success the Spanish rider conquered her fourth European title in a row.
The reigning champion beat Sara Cabrini (Gradara Corse) in the final lap and the Italian was second at the finish line after fighting hard for victory and leading the race for a few laps.
Natalia Rivera (Trasimeno) was third in the race after a small mistake in the last corner, when she was fighting for victory with her compatriot. The Spanish vice-European Champion completed the podium ahead of Roberta Ponziani (Roc’n’DeA), fourth.
Aurelia Cruciani (Roc’n’DeA) finished fifth behind her teammate Ponziani. Ran Yochay (Celo Racing) was sixth ahead of Patrycja Sowa (Sowa Racing), seventh, while Lena Kemmer (Bertlkr Racing) was eighth. Martina Guarino (MotoXRacing) and wild card Abigail Bosson (Trasimeno) closed the top 10 ninth and tenth respectively.
Beatriz Neila Santos
“The race went very well. It was amazing and I am very happy. Until the last corner I didn’t know if I was first, second. But in the end, I won. I want to thank everybody for the amazing job done this weekend. The Championship was tough, especially at the beginning, but we did our best!”.
Race top three
1. Santos Beatriz Neila 21’55”565
2. Cabrini Sara +0.355
3. Rivera Natalia +1.039
Standings top three
1. Santos Beatriz Neila, SPA, 238 points
2. Rivera Natalia, SPA, 167
3. Ponziani Roberta, ITA, 133