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South Africa’s fastest female superbike racer, Nicole van Aswegen, recently demonstrated her exceptional skill and determination during a test session in Italy, securing a remarkable top 8 finish despite having no prior experience on the track. This impressive performance underscores her readiness to compete in the inaugural FIM Women’s Circuit Racing World Championship (WorldWCR), set to commence at Misano World Circuit on 14-16 June 2024.

The Italian test, held last week, was a pivotal opportunity for Nicole to familiarize herself with the European circuit and the Yamaha R7. Despite the unfamiliar terrain, she showcased her talent by finishing among the top contenders, a testament to her rigorous training and unwavering dedication.

While Nicole will not be participating in the upcoming test sessions this week, which places her at a slight disadvantage, she remains undeterred. She plans to utilize advanced simulation racing to maintain her competitive edge and prepare for the first round of the WorldWCR.

“This experience was absolutely incredible,” commented Nicole. “Finishing in the top 8 on a track I had never raced on before was a huge confidence boost. Although I won’t be testing with the other ladies this week, I’m committed to making the most of sim racing to stay sharp and ready for the competition.”

As the countdown to the WorldWCR begins, Nicole continues to train with determination and resilience, eager to represent South Africa on the global stage.

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