Line Dam scored 3rd podium at EMX Women following WMX Round 2: 7th Overall

Line Dam scored 3rd podium at EMX Women following WMX Round 2: 7th Overall

Line Dam scored 3rd podium at EMX Women Championship Round 4, going 3-4 at Reutlingen, Germany in the weekend placing the Honda rider 4th Overall in Championship standings.

Line Dam EMX Women Round 4: 3rd podium, 1st Steffi Laier, 2nd Sara Andersen

Having come off back of racing Women MX World Championship Round 2 at Agueda previous weekend, Line held no expectations on results at EMX Women, going out to enjoy herself, benefit from extra race-time and take all track experience on board for competing in remainder of WMX Series.

#131: ‘Actually I didn’t expect much this weekend. This was definitely not my favorite kind of track. I just wanted to have fun out there’.

‘I didn’t feel any pressure at all, but in the second moto I went down, and my clutch broke, so it was difficult to go from 7th to 4th without a clutch, but somehow I managed to’.

Racing 2 hard-pack tracks at MXGP of Portugal and EMX Women, Reutlingen, Line is keen to work on racing goals: increase level of speed, maintain consistent lap-times, minimize mistakes and find flowing rhythm early in races.

With only 7 point gap between Line and 3rd EMX Women Overall Lynn Valk, #131 remains chilled on gaining all important points, instead focusing on one-goal-at-a-time: to improve race-craft come every gate-drop.

Line Dam Photo Credit: MX-INDEX

#131: ‘I don’t think so much about the overall. Lynn was unlucky last weekend, and that’s why I’m close to her now. She is fast, but I will take it race by race, fight and do my best’.

‘I’m soon back in Denmark and then it’s finally time to train in the sand again, and try to work on my race-pace’.

Line is definitely one rider who enjoys the whole race-event, making most of taking in the atmosphere, passion of racing Motocross surrounded by supportive family and friends.

It was the snap-shot of Line on Friday, putting new set of goggles to the test in the beer tent- that triggered Line’s true personality shining through- even on race-day.

#131: ‘Hahaha, I saw the new Ronni Mac goggles from EKS Brand, and I really wanted them, so my sponsors PSEparst and Cj-handel took care of that. We decided to test them Friday, but of course it’s just a picture, no drinking in the season’.

Line Dam goggle test EMX Women Round 4

Finishing 7th Overall at Women MX World Championship Round 2 going 8-6, Line stays in the moment banking all race experience as extra knowledge gained to compete in EMX Women Final Round at Arnhem, Netherlands on June 15th, 16th.

#131: ‘I really enjoyed the races in Portugal this year. The track was amazing.
I didn’t get the best start in the first moto, but P8 was okay. My riding was not the best, I was really stiff and couldn’t find any rhythm’.

‘Second moto was much better. I was 4th or 3rd at the start, but Sara and Lynn passed me in the race. I didn’t feel that they were much faster, I just made some bad mistakes which I need to work on’.

Header photo: Line Dam Helmet 6D goggles EKS Brand

Words: Sharon Cox

 

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