Is Stacey Nesbitt the world’s first female champion in a national roadracing series?
Nesbitt took the Honda CBR125R Challenge championship on Sunday with a win over Richmond’s Eric Green. It was a tight race, with the top nine finishers within 2.2 seconds of each other; Nesbitt only beat Green by 0.178 seconds.
That win made the 14-year-old from St-Lazare, QC., the first female to take a Canadian roadracing championship, but people are saying she could be the first woman to ever do it in history, anywhere in the world – quite an accomplishment for a teenager new to roadracing!
While some may downplay the win because of the series’ nature – the CBR125R challenge runs spec machines from Honda with a factory race kit, only putting out about 12 horsepower – Nesbitt can hold her own against far more experienced racers on the 125s. She should be proud of her win, and hopefully we’ll see more of her at the track in the future.