Motocross

Meghan Rutledge Gunning For WMX Championship Glory This Weekend

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Kawasaki's Meghan Rutledge will be racing to become Australia's first ever FIM Women's World Motocross Champion at the final round of the 2014 series, the MXGP of the Czech Republic, in Loket this weekend.

18 year old Rutledge from Picton, NSW has enjoyed a very successful season racing in Europe with the Bud Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy team in 2014. Throughout the 5 rounds of the FIM World WMX Championship so far, Meghan has won 3 of the rounds and won 4 motos on her KX250F.

She has also finished on the podium in 8 out of 10 races so far.

Rutledge has been playing catch up however the last few rounds after a disastrous second moto at the 2nd round in Trentino, Italy, where she secured no points due to disqualification after a race official helped her remount after crashing.

After a tremendous come back, Meghan now sits just 4 points behind the series leader and defending champion, Chiara Fontanesi, heading into the series finale this weekend.

"I want nothing more than to become world champion." Rutledge said in the lead up to this weekends big event. "I feel really good and know in myself that I can do it.

"I've been battling illness recently which has hampered me but I'm 100% fit now and ready to go out there and do what I need to do. I really want this."

With 25 points awarded to the moto winner and 22 points awarded to 2nd place, Meghan can become world champion in Loket by finishing first place in each moto, regardless of where her closest rival, Fontanesi finishes.

The 6th and final round of the FIM Women's World MX Championship takes place in Loket, Czech Republic this weekend 26-27 July.

Top Image: Australia's Meghan Rutlege will be gunning for glory this weekend

Credit: Kawasaki

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