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Anastassia Kovalenko Wikipedia
Anastassia Kovalenko (born 21 September 1991) is an Estonian motorcycle road racer. She is racing in European Junior Cup and is first female racer in Estonian road racing history to race on the international level. She currently holds the title of the best female motorcycle athlete of the year in Estonia. Her debut year was 2012 when she was riding a Kawasaki Ninja 250r. On the side of her motorcycling career she is acquiring her Master of Business Administration .
Kovalenko has been racing motorcycles since 2012 when she was riding a Kawasaki Ninja 250R. In 2013, she moved on to a more powerful bike – Kawasaki Ninja 600R. On the same year she decided to compete in two classes which was not an easy decision. She managed to achieve second place in Superstock 600 B class and third position in C-class. As of 2014 Kovalenko started to ride under Finnish road racing team Kallio Racing Team (owned by MotoGP rider Mika Kallio) where she competed in both Estonian and Finnish championships. Kovalenko won the Superstock 600 B class championship in Estonia in 2014, despite crashing mid-season which ended up with a broken collarbone, and was awarded with the title of the best female motorcycle athlete of the year. In 2015, Kovalenko started to race in European Junior Cup, scoring points in both EJC and the Women’s cup. Kovalenko finished Women's European Cup in second position. On the same year Kovalenko was awarded with the award for the most remarkable moment of the year in motorsports in Estonia. In 2016, Kovalenko started to train with Jorge Lorenzo's father.Best female motorcycle athlete in 2016 (Estonia)
Women's European Cup 2016 4th place
Women's European Cup 2015 2nd place
Award for the most remarkable moment of the year in motorsports (Estonia)
Best female motorcycle athlete in 2014 (Estonia)
Winner of B600 cup in 2014
B600 2nd place in 2013
C-class 3rd place in 2013
Kovalenko studied in Tallinn French School. After finishing it she proceeded to acquire her bachelor's degree in Law in the University of Tartu. During her studies there she also completed the summer law school program at the University of Cambridge. In 2013, she acquired her BA degree and on the same year went on to acquire her master's degree in Law in University of Tartu. She was specializing primarily in white collar crimes' field. Her master's degree thesis analyzed the prosecution of money laundering and its predicate offences. After getting her master's degree in law in 2015, Kovalenko continued her studies in MBA. During undergraduate studies Kovalenko worked in one of the leading law offices in Estonia named Sorainen in dispute resolution team.
Outside of motorcycle racing Kovalenko is a gifted piano player – she studied in Nõmme Music School. She has also done ballroom dancing for ten years.
Kovalenko was born in Tallinn, Estonia. She is the oldest of four children, having two younger brothers and one younger sister."Millisesse Euroopa föderatsiooni?" 08.04.2013, Postimees