Beatriz Neila

Beatriz Neila was born into a motorcycling family, so it’s no surprise that the Spanish youngster found her way onto the racetrack. Her parents were both keen motorcycle riders who participated regularly in track days in Spain, which meant that Neila spent a lot of time around motorcycles during her formative years.

After starting out racing minimotos, Neila contested two rounds of the Cuna de Campeones in the MiniGP 110cc category in 2011 before moving up to race a full season in the MiniGP 140cc class the following season, claiming one podium finish on her way to finishing the season 10th in the championship standings.

A year racing an 80cc machine in the Spanish CEV was followed by two years on production machinery, culminating in 2016 with first place in both the Femines Championship Mediterraneo and Femines Championship Catalan.

In 2017 Neila was selected for the Red Bull Rookies Cup and contested a season in the MotoGP feeder class before returning to production racing in Spain the following year, finishing third in the Spanish National R3 bLU cRU Challenge. This result is what earned the 16-year-old a place in WorldSSP with the BCD Yamaha MS Racing Team for the 2019 season.