Lynn Valk speaks on 2nd full WMX season- hungry for 5th Overall

Lynn Valk speaks on 2nd full WMX season- hungry for 5th Overall

Lynn Valk has definitely shown potential to race up-front with seasoned WMX riders, currently standing 6th Overall heading into Women’s MX World Championship Final Round this weekend at MXGP of Turkey.

Lynn Valk WMX 2019 Photo Credit: Eric Laurijsen

Given best result was 5th at WMX Round 2 in Portugal, Round 4 at Imola highlighted just how far the 16 year old has come in only 2nd full season of racing. Mixing it up with the best Women in the world, Lynn carried momentum around the hard-pack circuit which remained unforgiving if mistakes were made, and tested riders ability to adapt to changeable wet/dry conditions.

With consistent results of: 6th, 5th, 6th and 6th over 4 Rounds, it is not surprising the young Yamaha rider wants more, wants to minimize when mis-haps occur all the while enjoying the whole WMX Series shared with family and support crew.

# 172: ‘For sure 2019 is a good season so far but it’s not ended yet. I’m going to do my best to finish top 5. Of course the EMX Women Championship Series helped me alot because we only have 5 WMX Rounds’.

And planning for preparations to race 2020 WMX season are already under-way. With Lynn totally committed to improving race-craft, she is all-out determined to maximise winter training to be ready for WMX Opening Round in Netherlands, venue t.b.c on March 22nd. WMX Round 2 follows at MXGP in Spain, Round 3 at MXGP of Italy, and final Rounds 4 and 5 in Finland and wrapping up entire 2020 World MX Championship season at MXGP of Turkey.

Lynn Valk WMX of Loket Photo Credit: MXGP

As Lynn states: ‘I don’t think I improved a lot during this season. Last winter was good but now I’m going to follow a more professional system this winter to be more ready for next year’.

Key for Lynn is enjoyment of racing WMX Series. With enjoyment comes mental focus, and planning and preparation starts well before WMX season. As WMX 2x Champion Livia Lancelot states, ‘we all know winning races occurs in winter training’, which is right up Lynn’s train of thought.

# 172: ‘I really enjoy riding the WMX Series because I have raced with the boys in the past and with the girls we are more equal to each other. With the girls in WMX it is challenging to be in top 8′.

And heading into WMX Final Round this weekend, and beyond, it’s down to making most of what Lynn has put in over course of her MX career so far.

# 172: ‘For sure to take 2 good starts and hopefully to accomplish my goals. But the most important thing is to have a fun weekend with my mom and team JK’.

Words: Sharon Cox.

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