Lynn Valk made impressive start to 2020 WMX going 3-5 for 5th Overall

Lynn Valk made impressive start to 2020 WMX going 3-5 for 5th Overall

Lynn Valk certainly made her presence felt at 2020 Women MX World Championship Opening Round at Matterley Basin going 3-5 for 5th Overall- a remarkable start to the WMX season.

Lynn Valk WMX Round One Photo Credit: Niek Kamper

Having gained all importnat experience and knowledge competing in only 2 WMX seasons, Lynn has made impressive head-way up the points table finishing 11th Overall in 2018, 7th Overall in ‘019 with best standing of 4th at WMX Round in Portugal.

With focused off-season and pre-WMX season training, Lynn has proved her hard work on strengthening physical stamina on bike along with minimizing mistakes at speed has paid off with 3rd and 5th place at Matterley.

And nothing held the determined Dutch rider back, with sights set on who was in front in both Races 1 and 2, covering her own line from who was behind all the while enjoying racing against the best women in the world.

#172: ‘The first moto I didn’t take the best start but worked my way up to 3rd position, battled for second and made the pass. but I made a little mistake and I finished third’.

‘Second moto the start was good. I didn’t have the same rhythm like on Saturday and made a few mistakes. The last three laps I rode much better and closed the gap to 4 but the time was to short to pass. I finished 5th with the same points as 4th on count-back. Overall I’m very happy with the progress I made this winter and am looking forward to Valkenswaard’.

Lynn Valk WMX Round One Photo Credit: Niek Kamper

With all important family and sponsor support, the JK Racing Yamaha rider gained a heap of confidence to set her up for WMX Round 2 at Valkenswaard this coming weekend- home country and fans track-side.

Does she feel the pressure. No way! If anything Lynn loves none other than to race her chosen sport at the world’s highest level- to improve each and every time she goes out on track and to enjoy the whole experience.

#172: ‘I don’t really feel the pressure. I’m very happy to be able to race with the best woman of the world and I just want to do 100% my best for the team JK Racing, family and sponsors in every race’.

For this weekend: ‘My main focus will be to stay on the bike and have fun racing in front of my home crowd. I rode a lot of sand tracks this winter because the weather wasn’t that good, so I’m definitely looking forward to race at Valkenswaard’.

Header Photo: Lynn Valk Photo Credit: MXGP.

Words: Sharon Cox.

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