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Duncan wins the battle, Lancelot wins the war

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The final round of the FIM Women‰Ûªs Motocross World Championship took place this weekend at the historic Dutch TT Circuit, Assen, The Netherlands, where JCR Altherm Racing Yamaha‰Ûªs Courtney Duncan validated her label as ‰Û÷the next big thing‰Ûª, with yet another impressive round win, her third of the season.

What better way to wrap up a season than with a mudder, and not just any old mudder, we‰Ûªre talking quicksand, sea-deep ruts that ate more than 30 seconds out of their lap-times. No kidding, the fastest lap in Race 1, which took place in vastly different conditions Saturday, was 1:46.814 by Courtney Duncan, while in Race 2, it was again Courtney Duncan but with a lap time of 2:23.441. The conditions were so brutal, Duncan and the local ace, Nancy Van de Ven lapped all the way up to third!
WMX Podium
After dominating race one, JCR Altherm Yamaha‰Ûªs Courtney Duncan proved just how widespread her skills are today with yet another outstanding performance. The Kiwi Girl has arguably the shortest legs in motocross, which makes mistakes extra costly with the ground being so far away.

After leading the entire race and stretching out a 26 second lead, the New Zealander got pitched in the waves and went off the track. ‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm so gutted,‰Û
Frenchwoman Livia Lancelot celebrates her 2016 WMX World Championship
With mud being the great equalizer, Holland‰Ûªs own Nicky Van Wordragen mastered the gnarly terrain to finish fourth ahead of Germany‰Ûªs Kim Immgartz who also put in the ride of her life for fifth.

JCR Altherm Yamaha‰Ûªs Courtney Duncan topped the box here in The Netherlands while Nancy Van de Ven had the Dutch flag raised above the second step. The newly crowned world champion, Team One One Four‰Ûªs Livia Lancelot kept her perfect podium streak alive by finishing third overall.

As for the championship, Team One One Four‰Ûªs Livia Lancelot landed on the box at all seven rounds this season, with one round win, for the 2016 WMX world title, ‰ÛÏI was almost thinking that I will never win a world championship again, but I managed to do it, so now I‰Ûªm world champion, and happy‰Û
Livia Lancelot celebrates her 2016 WMX World Championship
Nancy Van de Ven made the podium six times with two rounds wins for second overall, while the 2009 vice-world champion, Larissa Papenmeier, made one podium appearance but was consistently knocking on the door of the top three, and finished third overall this season.

Main Photo: Courtney Duncan

WMX Highlites


WMX Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Courtney Duncan (NZL, Yamaha), 25:12.799
2. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, Honda), +0:35.668
3. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +0:52.764
4. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:53.993
5. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), +0:55.972
6. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki), +1:38.964
7. Nicky van Wordragen (NED, Kawasaki), +1:56.309
8. Line Dam (DEN, Honda), -1 lap(s)
9. Kimberley Braam (NED, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s)
10. Lianne Muilwijk (NED, Honda), -1 lap(s).

WMX Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), 26:08.066
2. Courtney Duncan (NZL, Yamaha), +0:05.212
3. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), +2:19.433
4. Nicky van Wordragen (NED, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s)
5. Kim Irmgartz (GER, Suzuki), -1 lap(s)
6. Kimberley Braam (NED, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s)
7. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki), -1 lap(s)
8. Lianne Muilwijk (NED, Honda), -1 lap(s)
9. Frida ÌÐstlund (SWE, Honda), -1 lap(s)
10. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), -1 lap(s).

WMX Overall Top Ten:
1. Courtney Duncan (NZL, YAM), 47 points
2. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, YAM), 41 Points
3. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KAW), 38 Points
4. Nicky van Wordragen (NED, KAW), 32 Points
5. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, SUZ), 31 Points
6. Anne Borchers (GER, SUZ), 29 Points
7. Kimberley Braam (NED, KAW), 27 Points
8. Kim Irmgartz (GER, SUZ), 26 Points
9. Lianne Muilwijk (NED, HON), 24 Points
10. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, HON), 22 Points

WMX Championship Top Ten:
1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KAW), 302 points
2. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, YAM), 278 Points
3. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, SUZ), 220 Points
4. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, HON), 214 Points
5. Courtney Duncan (NZL, YAM), 196 Points
6. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), 188 Points
7. Anne Borchers (GER, SUZ), 164 Points
8. Shana van der Vlist (NED, YAM), 125 Points
9. Natalie Kane (IRL, KTM), 108 Points
10. Britt Van Der Werff (NED, SUZ), 99 Points

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