When the gates dropped for race two, the thousands of fans that packed into the grand stands that surrounded the track here in Frauenfeld-Gachnang were treated to some sick racing. Three of the fastest ladies in the world went wire-to-wire into turn one with Nancy Van de Ven leading the way and the race one winner, Courtney Duncan, hot on her heels. While initially it was a blue blur, Lancelot came out of nowhere and passed both of the Yamaha stars before the exit of turn two.
As Lancelot‰Ûªs closest rival, Van de Ven knew she had to get on the gas immediately. She did, she took the lead for the first couple of laps before being passed back by the championship leader. As Lancelot knuckled down and put in some solid laps out front, Van de Ven remained right on her rear fender. Any mistake from the red plate holder would have been costly.
Duncan remained calm in third, far enough away from the leaders to stay out of trouble if the two tangled, but close enough to pounce if an opportunity arose.
When the two-lap board came out, Duncan pulled the pin on her grenade and went after Van de Ven for second. Lancelot took the checkers with a massive race win, her fourth of the season, while Duncan stylishly scrubbed past Van de Ven with one turn to go for second place. Van de Ven was gutted to finish third ahead of Kiara Fontanesi and KTM Silver Action‰Ûªs Amandine Verstappen.
JCR Altherm Yamaha‰Ûªs Courtney Duncan topped the box with a 1 ‰ÛÒ 2 result, ‰ÛÏIt was tough, the battles were sick this weekend. Honestly I‰Ûªm not satisfied, but it‰Ûªs a win, but I‰Ûªll take it for my first race back.‰Û