Riding a Kawasaki, Carrasco raced to victory by less than a tenth of a second in a race that is part of a lower-tier series created to provide opportunities for promising riders.
"I'm very happy to be with this team. It is a good opportunity after these last few years, which have not been easy. I think the team can be very competitive and that the bikes are going to be too. In World Superbike Kawasaki is surely the strongest brand, and in the recent years they have been ahead, so I hope it is similar in this category. The team is new to the Championship and so am I, but at the same time both they and I have experience and I think we can all try to achieve our goals.”