MXLink Live speaks with Kirsten Landman Dakar Rally 2020 and Lynn Valk WMX

MXLink Live invited guests Kirsten Landman who competed in 2020 Dakar Rally earlier this year and Lynn Valk who is currently racing 2020 Women Motocross World Championship.

Kirsten Landman Dakar Rally Stage 6 Photo Credit: ASO

With both Women having strong mind-sets to achieve desired goals, the Live Chat navigated around various topics from Lynn re-setting her physical training during winter and pre-season riding- to nailing 3rd around hole-shot at WMX Opening Round at Matterley Basin, UK in March.

Equally, Kirsten’s formidable challenge to race Dakar Rally in Saudia Arabia earlier this year, not only took 2 and half years of planning and preparation, but also involved dealing with unforeseen challenges like the cold, the speed and the long distances to cover over 12 grueling Stages.

Both Women speak of fulfilling their potential on and off track. Lynn truely loves to race, aspiring to stand on top step of podium – currently standing 5th Overall in WMX points table.

Kirsten loves hard enduro races, the more technical the better- having ticked off long-held goal- finishing 3rd in Women’s class and 55th Overall in Bike category at 2020 Dakar Rally in January 2020.

Lynn Valk WMX Great Britain Photo Credit: MXGP

One things for sure, bringing 2 Women Motorsport athletes together for the first time, speaking Live to audience brings an opportunity for Kirsten and Lynn to have conversation of what each rider admires of the other.

Lynn was in awe of Kirsten’s ability to tackle, race and cross the finish line of the most difficult Rally in the world. And Kirsten spoke of her admiration for Lynn to race up front against the best Women MX riders in the world at 17 years of age. In putting Live Chat together, the informal conversation was just the best.

Film edited on Live broadcast below.

Words: Sharon Cox.



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