Valkenswaard is a beast of a circuit for anyone, so for the worlds fastest female motocross riders, they had their work cut out for them this weekend as they battled the rough terrain in The Netherlands for round two of the FIM Women‰Ûªs Motocross World Championship where local lass Nancy Van De Ven did it for the Dutch with a 1 ‰ÛÒ 3 result that landed her on the top step of the podium.
Race one winner Nancy Van de Ven got of to a cracking start and led the way through the ‰Û÷S‰Ûª bend first turn with the red plate holder Altherm JCR Yamaha‰Ûªs Courtney Duncan hot on her heels. Van de Ven led 99.9% of the first lap but Duncan carried more speed through the finish line section and was logged as the as the first lap leader as she made the move on the home rider over the finish line jump.
With the lead in her hands, Duncan got her head down straight away and pulled a gap of 4 seconds on the following lap. Behind the two Yamaha protagonists, the defending WMX World Champion Kiara Fontanesi had her Honda singing as she went to work in effort to catch Van de Ven.