WMX Opener GP of The Netherlands- what went down?

WMX Opener GP of The Netherlands- what went down?

Women MX World Championship Opening Round at GP of The Netherlands proved how exciting and unpredictable this WMX 5 Round Series will be.

WMX Start R2 GP of Netherlands Photo Credit: MXGP

Not only are seasoned riders racing up front, but young guns are there at the ready, more than keen to capitalise on any break-throughs during racing.

It was MX Fonta Yamaha Team rider Larissa Papenmeier who Qualified pole setting bench-mark for fellow seasoned riders: Courtney Duncan, Nancy Van De Ven, Amandine Verstappen to challenge – which was more than matched in R1 and R2 including battles up front from 2 KTM rider’s Shana van der Vlsit and Sara Andersen.

NZ’s Kiwi Courtney Duncan powered up front in R1, passing Amandine Verstappen after hole-shot, slipped back with bobble mid-race, then checked-out and took the chequered. Verstappen, Papenmeier and Van de Ven completed top 4 results in respective order.

Not to take lightly, the nature of racing, nor the unforgiving sands of Valkenswaard, Larissa Papenmeier nailed starts taking R2 hole-shot, then passed by CD which left #151 clear track to lead for potential 1-1 victory.

Courtney Duncan WMX R2 GP of Netherlands Photo Credit: MXGP

Within moment, 7 laps leading Duncan crashed, in most spectacular fashion- how Courtney recovered to finish 7th is beyond words.

Dutch racer Nancy Van de Ven raced smart, precise with line choice, not over-reaching speed capacity, stayed up-right to take advantage of Duncan’s mistake and took R2 win. Amandine Verstappen and Papenmeier completed top 3 Yamaha hat-trick with KTM Shana Van der Vlist finishing commendable 4th.

WMX Overall winner Amandine Verstappen showed consistent racing going 2-2, and more so, #274 stamped mark on 2019 WMX Series as real contender for Title.

WMX Round 2 is 6 week gap, what these WMX riders do in between 5 Round Series will confirm performance at track. It’s on to hard-pack Agueda MXGP of Portugal, May 19th.

WMX Race 2 Highlights: MXGP of The Netherlands

Words: Sharon Cox

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