Courtney Duncan wins WMX Race 1 Opener, Race 2 Sunday

Courtney Duncan wins WMX Race 1 Opener, Race 2 Sunday

NZ’s Courtney Duncan wins Women MX World Championship Race 1 at GP of The Netherlands, heading into Race 2 Sunday morning.

Amandine Verstappen WMX Photo Credit: Paul Weyten

With new Team BIKE IT DRT Kawasaki and sponsors enabling Duncan to race her 4th WMX Series, # 151 showed plenty of grit and determination to race in tough sand track of Valkenswaard, charging to the lead twice, to then gap the field and win comfortably by 6 seconds.

Yamaha rider’s completed next 3 positions with newly recruited Amandine Verstappen taking the holeshot and putting on nice display of bike skills from start to finish, followed by MX Fonta Yamaha Team rider Larissa Papenmeier confirming # 423 Q pole was not just luck, but hard work, with Dutch contender Nancy Van de Ven taking 4th place.

KTM’s 2 Rider’s Shana van der Vlist (Netherlands) and Sara Anderson (Denmark) competed 5th, and 6th places ahead of Australia’s Meghan Rutledge in 9th.

WMX Race 2: NZ time Sunday: 9.45pm

Film edit MXGP WMX Race 1 Highlights

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