Click for more information about Maxima Products

Click the Fullnoise Logo to return to the home page
Click here for more info


Motocross News
Courtney Duncan extends her Women’s Motocross World Championship lead

By: Andy McGechan

Posted: Monday, 17th April, 2017 : 1:27 PM - - 4,918 Reads




New Zealand's Courtney Duncan continues to lead the Women’s Motocross World Championships after a difficult time at round two of the series in Italy at the weekend.

The 21-year-old Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team rider finished 2-3 in her two WMX outings, but this was still enough for her to extend her championship lead from one point to six over the new No.2 woman in the title chase, fellow Yamaha star and Italy's defending world champion Kiara Fontanesi.

This second of six rounds in the WMX series in Trentino was a frustrating one for Duncan, who likes nothing better than to dominate her rivals.

“I put myself in good positions in both the races. I was in the lead halfway through each race and made a silly mistake in both of them, which cost me dearly,” she said.

Saturday’s first of two WMX races saw Duncan battle her way back to second place, not far behind Fontanesi, and she was followed by Dutch Yamaha rider Nancy Van De Ven.


Otago's Courtney Duncan (Yamaha YZ250F), still on top of the world championship standings. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com
 
In Sunday’s second race, it was simply a matter of who could make the fewest mistakes would take victory.

Van De Ven grabbed the holeshot and led the early stages, while Fontanesi applied pressure to Van De Ven and passed her.

However, a few moments later, Fontanesi went down in a corner, tumbling over a berm. The challenges for Van De Ven then continued to grow as Duncan was next to make a pass.

The Kiwi was riding at a blistering pace, but was unable to maintain it, going down while leading for a second time. Van De Ven also went down in the race but both riders recovered lost ground, Van de Ven moving to fourth and Duncan to third.

For the overall podium, Duncan’s 2-3 finishes handed her the runner-up spot for the weekend, behind Fontanesi, who had finished 1-2, but one step up from French Kawasaki rider and former world champion Livia Lancelot (5-1).

Duncan said there were positives to take away from the two races.

“The speed was really good and I still have the red plate (as the WMX points leader). I have six weeks before the next round to learn and get better and hopefully come back swinging and in fine form for France.”

Duncan, who grew up in Palmerston, near Dunedin, won the first round of 2017 in Indonesia, which she described as “a bit of a mud-fest” and, after the weekend's Italian round, she now has a six-point buffer over Fontanesi.

She will be based in Europe for the next six months, training and racing her way around the continent.

Duncan is grateful to her long-term sponsor, Yamaha, for their continued support and for having former MXGP star Josh Coppins, of Motueka, as her coach.

“This is my second year with Josh now and I learned a lot with him in the first year. Obviously having him in Europe is a huge help. He’s been there and he’s done it and he’s also been the best at it,” Duncan said.

Coppins helped her return from the bitter disappointment of crashing out of the WMX series while leading it last year.

Coppins said, from a team point of view, they will try to make some improvements to Duncan's bike and get her to some more races before her next WMX round, in France on May 27-28, just “to keep her eye in”.

Main Photo: Courtney Duncan on the hunt at Trentino
Credit: Youthstream

WMX Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 25:36.350
2. Courtney Duncan (NZL, Yamaha), +0:10.549
3. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), +0:22.682
4. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +0:39.577
5. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:40.967
6. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), +1:03.492
7. Natalie Kane (IRL, Honda), +1:18.353
8. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), +1:18.454
9. Nicky van Wordragen (NED, Yamaha), +1:18.612
10. Shana van der Vlist (NED, KTM), +1:19.213

WMX Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 24:18.547
2. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), +0:03.770
3. Courtney Duncan (NZL, Yamaha), +0:05.484
4. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), +0:06.059
5. Francesca Nocera (ITA, Suzuki), +1:02.654
6. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +1:14.728
7. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), +1:22.837
8. Virginie Germond (SUI, Yamaha), +1:27.585
9. Sara Andersen (DEN, Yamaha), +1:36.783
10. Joanna Miller (POL, KTM), +1:44.507

WMX Overall Top 10:
1. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, YAM), 47 points
2. Courtney Duncan (NZL, YAM), 42 p.
3. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KAW), 41 p.
4. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, YAM), 38 p.
5. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, SUZ), 33 p.
6. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), 29 p.
7. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 23 p.
8. Virginie Germond (SUI, YAM), 21 p.
9. Joanna Miller (POL, KTM), 20 p.
10. Francesca Nocera (ITA, SUZ), 19 p.

WMX Championship Top 10:
1. Courtney Duncan (NZL, YAM), 83 points
2. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, YAM), 77 p.
3. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KAW), 67 p.
4. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, YAM), 63 p.
5. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, SUZ), 63 p.
6. Nicky van Wordragen (NED, YAM), 59 p.
7. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), 56 p.
8. Shana van der Vlist (NED, KTM), 50 p.
9. Francesca Nocera (ITA, SUZ), 41 p.
10. Virginie Germond (SUI, YAM), 40 p.


Click to go back Click here for a print friendly format Click here to email this news item to a friend

Click here for more info






Click here for more info







Industry
Husqvarna Motorcycles report fourth consecutive record year
21st Feb, 2018
Supercross
Justin Hill to race selected 450SX races
21st Feb, 2018
Motocross
Pirelli Tyres Announced as 2018 MX Nationals Naming Rights Partner
20th Feb, 2018
Off Road
The Rise of 2017 Yamaha AORC E1 Champion Wil Ruprecht
20th Feb, 2018
Supercross
Cole Seely Fifth at Arlington Supercross
20th Feb, 2018
Trials
Toni Bou injured in France
20th Feb, 2018
Motocross
YJR Kick Off 2018 with Multi State Success
19th Feb, 2018
Motocross
Penrite Honda Racing Team made official
19th Feb, 2018
Motocross
Herlings and Lawrence win at Lacapelle-Marival
19th Feb, 2018
Rallye
Joan Barreda undergoes a successful operation
19th Feb, 2018
Motocross
Tony Cairoli celebrates 10th Italian Motocross Title
19th Feb, 2018
Motocross
HRC's Tim Gajser injured at Mantova
19th Feb, 2018
Enduro
A4DE State Team Trophy Reinvigorated
18th Feb, 2018
Motocross
Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team prepared for victory
18th Feb, 2018
Motocross
Dante Hyam to headline BCP Pro Circuit Honda for 2018
18th Feb, 2018
Supercross
Eli Tomac races to third win of 2018 while Anderson extends his points lead
18th Feb, 2018
Enduro
Cody Webb takes Superenduro win in Spain
18th Feb, 2018
Off Road
Honda Australia launch new desert racing team
16th Feb, 2018
Motocross
Jesse Dobson and Keiron Hall to Spearhead KSF ECSTAR Suzuki MX1 Campaign
15th Feb, 2018
Speedway
Teterow set for Speedway of Nations opener
15th Feb, 2018
Supercross
Forkner and Davalos ready for Eastern Regional 250SX
15th Feb, 2018
Motocross
Mike Reefman looking to reclaim World Vet Title
15th Feb, 2018
Off Road
Outback Motorcycle Adventures offering Finke rider support packages
15th Feb, 2018
Enduro
Yamaha Presents 2018 Enduro World Championship Line-Up
15th Feb, 2018
Motocross
Honda launch new off-road privateer program
14th Feb, 2018
Supercross
Justin Bogle undergoes successful surgery
14th Feb, 2018
Off Road
Sophie Coldicutt to race Yamaha AORC with Sherco
13th Feb, 2018
General
Husqvarna Motorcycles recall MY16-18 FS 450's
13th Feb, 2018
Off Road
Josh Strang and Tayla Jones on the podium at Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro o..
13th Feb, 2018
Supercross
Justin Hill hits top form in San Diego
13th Feb, 2018
Motocross
Cairoli takes second Italain Motocross Championship round win
12th Feb, 2018
Motocross
KTM riders dominate Hawkstone International
12th Feb, 2018
Motocross
Yamaha Motor Europe announces potent 2018 motocross lineup
12th Feb, 2018
Off Road
New Yamaha MX Store Ballard’s Off-Road Team revealed
12th Feb, 2018
Supercross
Behind the scenes with Team CR22 - Chad Reed at San Diego
12th Feb, 2018
Supercross
2018 AMA SX Rd6 Highlights and Post Race Press Conference: San Diego
12th Feb, 2018
Supercross
Dean Wilson's shoulder injury continues to improve
12th Feb, 2018
Enduro
Mario Roman wins 2108 Hell’s Gate
12th Feb, 2018
Supercross
HRC's Ken Roczen to undergo tests Monday
12th Feb, 2018
Supercross
Back To Back Wins For Jason Anderson In San Diego
11th Feb, 2018

  More News Articles....



Click here to read
Click here to read
Chatting With Riley Graham
We have a chat with 2017 Australian AORC E2 runner up to talk about his up coming season and spend a day out capturing him getting ready for a massive year ahead.
  Click here to read....  |  Insider archive

Click here for more info




E V E N T S   N E X T   W E E K E N D:

 Round 8 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Cha..
 Round 1 2018 Amsoil Grand National Cross Count..
 Round 2 2018 Kenda SRT National Hare and Hound..
 Round 2 2018 New Zealand Motocross Championshi..
  Go to Details


T E L E V I S I O N:

  Go to TV Guide





  2013 AMA ArenaX Race - Rd2
  2013 FIM WMX
  2013 AMA SX Rd9
  2013 NZMX Champs Rd2
  2013 Aus AAX Champs
  2013 AMA ArenaX Race - Rd2
  2013 AMA SX Rd8
  2013 AMA SX Rd7
  NZMX Champs Rd1
  2013 AMA ArenaX



Click here to go to the Choice Suspension Website
Click here to go to Apex Imports
Click here for more info on Mountian Shade
Click here to visit Bolton Motorcyles, Australia's largest KTM, Honda and Suzuki parts store
Click here for more info Shane Metcalfe's Y-AIM Riding School Programs in S.A and N.T
Click here for info on Penrite
Click here for more info on Bridgestone MotorcycleTyres
Click here for more info on MX Ink Graphics
Click here for more info on Polisport products

Click here for more info on Mountian Shade


Click here to visit Click28.com


2017 Off-Road Yamaha Range
As the weather continue to heat up so does the sizzling value that Yamaha is offering for its 2017 Off-Road apparel range.   View

Mountain Shade update pit tent range
Mountain Shade have some new Pit Tent packages for the 2018 racing season.   View

THOR 50th Anniversary Race Wear
Torsten Hallman Original Racewear - THOR's namesake is their heritage..   View





FULLNOISE CONTENT:
Home
News Archive
Results > National - Local - International
Photo Galleries
Features
New Products
Product Reviews
Film / Video
Classifieds
Links
TV Guide
Calendars > This Weekend - Australia - International
Club Information

FULLNOISE BUSINESS:

Privacy Statement
Contacts
About Fullnoise
Logos
Add to Favourites



PREMIUM ADVERTISERS:
100% Moto
Ficeda Accessories
Honda Australia
John Titman Racing
KTM Australia
Lee Hogan Racing
Link International
McLeod Accessories
Moto National Accessories
Steve Cramer Products
Suzuki Australia
Yamaha Australia
Yamaha Parts & Accessories



All content © Fullnoise.com.au 2002-2017 - New



Click for more information about Maxima Products