Line Dam rises above WMX racing challenges showing speed, courage, and determination

Line Dam rises above WMX racing challenges showing speed, courage, and determination

Line Dam has risen to plenty of challenges racing WMX 2019 showing speed to race amongst top 5 currently standing 9th Overall heading into Final Round at MXGP of Turkey in little under 2 weeks time.

Line Dam WMX Photo Credit: MXGP

For Line, results haven’t really matched her expectations of the Honda rider’s ability given #131 puts all heart into racing, no matter who’s on the gate.

WMX Round 4 at Imola was no exception, with Line caught up in hole-shot crash, which not only meant not able to finish race, but fired up determination levels to finish Race 2 in 9th.

As Line says: ‘My weekend at Imola was definitely difficult. In practice and Qualifying I felt okay on the track, but I’m not a big hard-pack fan, especially not with the big ruts’.

‘Before the first moto I felt like they destroyed the track, because it was so muddy and slippery, it wasn’t even fun. I crashed in the first turn and broke my clutch so I wasn’t able to finish the race. This was my second DNF this year so it was really bad. Sunday I got a good start in the second moto and was running 4th and 5th but I couldn’t find any rhythm and I fell back to 9th. Not happy at all’.

With known speed to race up-front, Line settles for building confidence, self-belief and what Kiwi’s call ‘needing a bit of mongrel’ during race-time. With learning curves aside, the likeable Dane sets her own bench-mark high, though needs to enjoy the whole experience to truely gain satisfying race results.

Line Dam WMX Photo Credit: MX Index

# 131: ‘The results mean that I have got the speed to be up in the front, but I also expect much more of myself after I have been showing these results. So sometimes I’m hard on myself because I want to be in the front every time. But I just struggle to find my rhythm and confidence at every race’.

Having achieved 5th in WMX Opening Round at Lommel in Race 2, 6th at Round 2 Agueda in Race 2 and 6th at Round 3 Loket Race 1, Line can bank on making it happen when it counts.

#131: ‘I want to show good speed and confidence. And hopefully the results will show where I feel like I should be’.

Words: Sharon Cox.

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