MXLink Live speaks with Kirsten Landman who raced Dakar Rally 2020 and Lynn Valk currently racing 2020 WMX

MXLink Live speaks with Kirsten Landman who raced Dakar Rally 2020 and Lynn Valk currently racing 2020 WMX

MXLink Live speaks with Kirsten Landman who raced Dakar Rally earlier this year and Lynn Valk who is currently competing in 2020 Women Motocross World Championship.

Kirsten Landman Dakar Rally 2020 Photo Credit: ASO

Kirsten entered her first ever Dakar Rally racing over 12 gruelling Stages from Jeddah to Qiddiya in Saudia Arabia competing in Bike category. With 7 years competing in Hard Enduro, Extreme Enduro and Off Road Rallies, Kirsten felt ready as could be to face the daunting challenge to race the world’s toughest endurance Rally.

There were plenty of challenges to overcome. First was the speed that riders reached racing over plains which went on forever. Then, the long days of racing across terrain which switched from rocky, to deep sands of the desert.

Crossing the finish line in 3rd place in Women’s class and 55th place Overall, Kirsten celebrated her success at finishing one of the most toughest races she has ever raced in through-out her career.

Lynn Valk set bench-mark at end of 2019 Women Motocross World Championship stating pre-season training for 2020 WMX would focus on developing greater physical strength on the bike to race up front against the best Women MX riders in the world.

Lynn Valk WMX Round 2 Valkenswaard 2020 Photo Credit: MXGP

And, at WMX Opening Round at Matterley Basin early in March, followed by Round 2 at Valkenswaard in the Netherlands week later, Lynn proved the 17 year old means what she says finishing 5th Overall in table standings.

Taking 3rd place in Race One at Matterley Basin, Lynn showed plenty of determination to fight for gap up front rounding hole-shot in 3rd place. Not so easy given the weather played havoc with MXGP infrastructure and track conditions day before, neither putting Lynn off her goal of scoring as many- all important points as possible.

With COVID-19 bringing all racing and bike training to a stand-still, Lynn looks forward to gate-drop with the same spirit to achieve goals set many months before.

MXLink Live will broadcast Chat on Friday April 17th at 7.00am local time- links below:                                                                       https://www.facebook.com/mxlinksharoncox/videos/525686648118119/                                                                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1d6I7grCRY

Words: Sharon Cox.

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