Lynn Valk on point for 2020 WMX standing 5th Overall in Championship points

Lynn Valk on point for 2020 WMX standing 5th Overall in Championship points

‘When I was a kid I always rode those conditions in Holland so I don’t hate it that much’. @lynnvalk172 went 7-5 in the motos with two strong rides for 6th Overall and 5th in the Championship at her home GP🔥👍🏻 JK Racing’.

Lynn Valk WMX Round 2 Photo Credit: Niek Kamper

Well, Lynn Valk is no longer a kid, in fact the near-on 18 year old is remarkably mature racing only 3rd full Women MX World Championship season aboard her YZ250F under JK Racing Yamaha Team.

With impressive WMX Opening Round result of 3-5 followed by Round 2 at Valkenswaard going 7-5 for 5th Overall in Championship, Lynn has merely tested her pre-season training against the fiercely competitive WMX class, with plenty more up-front racing to come.

Solid performances in both WMX Rounds confirm Lynn has spent time refining race-craft skills especially starts where the Dutch rider closed gap around early leaders at hole-shot at MXGP of Great Britain and Race 2 at Valkenswaard.

Lynn: ‘In the timed practice I struggled a bit but the 7th time was okay. The first moto I was in front at the start but some other girls started slipping and I crashed, so I started my race from dead last and could manage my way up to 7th’.

Lynn Valk WMX Round 2 Photo Credit: MX July

‘The second moto my start was good- 3rd and I could take the 2nd position for 1.5 laps. Eventually I finished 5th with a few mistakes at the end but overall it was a good weekend’.

Notwithstanding the competition Lynn is racing against, signs are clear that #172 is keen to ramp up her expectations on position in table standings where she finished 11th Overall in 2018 and 7th Overall in ‘019.

With uncertainty surrounding when the next WMX Round will be- possibly Maggiora May 17th, the extension of WMX calendar to October has been confirmed- which makes for long season maintaining peak fitness.

Would that be a problem for Lynn? Hardly. Not much gets in the way for the JK Racing rider whose goal is to stand top step of the podium. And, it might just be sooner than later – all fans watching!

Words: Sharon Cox.

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