Courtesy of Susan Cox / MX Link
2 years on racing World Motocross Women Championships Kiara Fontanesi 5x Champion, Courtney Duncan have moved forward, taking on board the increased depth of talent in the WMX class, the increased levels of intensity on and off the track, along with heightened interest on Women matching their male peers in determination, strength of character and desire for the win.
Wind back 2 years: Kiara’s 2016 WMX season was the best one for learning quote: ‘You know you learn nothing from winning. Yes, you are all happy with the win, but you know I have learnt more this year, with injuries, bike problems, disappointments, then coming back to win at my home GP in Mantova, than I learnt from winning 4 WMX Titles’.
Courtney’s 2016 WMX season was a steep learning curve. To believe Duncan’s WMX debut 1-1 in Qatar, stunning all with look on Media faces to die for, then to succumb to defeat, injury, and end with biggest come-back winning Final WMX Rounds confirms Courtney’s strength of character to race for the win.
Both Women met 2017 WMX with open minds. Both mentally strong, both physically fit, both technically experienced, both under no illusions 6 WMX Rounds would test strength of character unlike any previous WMX season. Both proved how Women’s Motocross World Championships is a force to be reckoned with, along with fan engagement at Rounds and online.
With 2018 World MX Women Championship looming, Fontanesi, Duncan, along with Nancy Van de Ven and 35 plus female MX riders will undoubtedly elevate WMX to another level. As importantly, WMX is carving a niche in Motorsport, which has to be embraced for the future.
This Film edit highlights Fontanesi and Duncan’s wrap of WMX 2016