Pinfold retires from racing at 25: “Too machismo” – Corriere.it

Sharni Lee Pinfold, 25-year-old Australian, engaged with Kawasaki for the Supersport 300 – the same category as world champion Ana Carrasco -, announces her retirement due to too much machismo in motorsport. With a comment posted on Instagram, the driver – and excellent mechanic – explains: “I built my career with mere determination and a spirit of sacrifice” after losing my father before selling everything, moving to Europe and starting racing as a reason for life. “Throughout my journey in motorsport, I have been exposed to many challenges, and struggles that I also struggle to talk about. Many of these challenges I’ve faced have been due to disrespect and derogatory treatment of women. Things I know I never would have had to face if I were a boy. ‘

In short, the driver who ran two seasons in the British championship of Moto3 finishing with a fifth and a sixth place in the race and 11th and 12th in the world championship standings (2018 and 2019), and which since last year ran the Supersport World Championship, who was invited to run to Magny-Courif he raced in Imola and Misano in the Women’s European Cup, he is keen to say, “too much is too much“. So, with extreme bitterness, the decision to say enough: “It saddens me deeply to look at everything I have faced and recognize the fact that women who dedicate their lives to pursuing their dreams are exposed to this, they are treated this way».

He doesn’t go into details, Pinford, but he thanks those who behaved correctly and adds: “I hope that everyone finds that no one has the right to make you feel incapable or uncomfortable, and that they no longer have to minimize situations in which they don’t feel right” .

January 26, 2021 (change January 26, 2021 | 4:53 pm)

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