Kiara Fontanesi Women Motocross World Champion 6x: Preview 2019 WMX

Kiara Fontanesi Women Motocross World Champion 6x: Preview 2019 WMX

Kiara Fontanesi has made history winning FIM Women Motocross World Championship Titles 6 times.

Kiara Fontanesi Photo Credit: Kiara

The Italian has more passion, drive, focus, want for success in her career which most people dream of. That is what makes #8 rare, unique individual and role model for Women in Motorsport.

For what makes Kiara tick, is more than hunger for the top step of podium, more than what is expected from Brand/Team/Support crew- this is what Kiara is like, every day: driven to the max to fulfill her every need. Needs which are ever searching for fulfilling and satisfying experiences, rich with emotion, honest and loyal, trust and honourable to all who support her career.

If winning 6 Women MX World Championship Titles was more than enough, spare thought for what Kiara faces heading into new, fresh 2019 WMX Season, with equally strong, competitive Women Racers vying for top honours come Final WMX Round in September.

Kiara Fontanesi GP France Photo Credit: Kiara

Kiara shares her thoughts on winning 6 WMX Titles, thoughts on training and thoughts on maintaining mental toughness with 2 months before gate drops at WMX Opening Round.

#8: ‘To win a Championship it’s something really hard and incredibile so to win 6 of them it’s even difficult to explain. After a few months I can say it’s always a big emotion every time I look back or think about that day. It has been the best title ever and probably the best day of my life.

#8: This year it’s bit different for me. I’ve been off the bike for like 3 months because before Imola I’ve decided together with my dad that winning or loosing I should start to seriously take care of myself.

Kiara Fontanesi Photo Credit: Kiara

‘I’ve raced the whole season with a physical problem which for that we didn’t even know if I would have been able to take part in Arco for Round 1. It’s something I’m dealing with since I collapsed in France at the last round in 2017.

‘I’ve been tying to sort it out but it takes time and it’s not easy. So I think now at 24 years old I have to first look after my condition.                                                     At the same time I’m training , sometimes hard sometimes I just listen to my body and have to rest more then what I normally do. My priority now is to get back to my 100%, so that I can be back competing and fighting at the level and condition I want.

#8: It’s really important to first be fit. Training is made for me of many different things and the most important thing is to be able to understand your body because there are days you have to push even when you’re tired.

Kiara Fontanesi Go-Pro shot

But there are days like last year for me where I’ve been training everyday for 1 month on the bike- then doing the last 5 races at the end of the season without training during the week, only racing in the weekend.

Normally I’m used to riding and training even on the race weekend but at that time it was more important for me to rest than train. But of course putting in good work at the gym and on the bike with specific training 2 times per day it’s what my routine normally looks like.

To be mentally tough- it’s all about the way you train.

If you work well, you are fit and ready, you don’t feel any problem in your mind because you know you’re at your 100%. And I know my 100% brings me to winning most of the time. The mind matters a lot in a competition and I’m lucky I have a strong one.

And I’ve almost never felt any pressure’.

This film eidt highlights Kiara sharing her thoughts in winning 6 WMX Titles, training mind-set and staying mentally tough.

Words: Sharon Cox

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