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Kathryn Booth talks Women’s Class at British Championship

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This Sunday see’s a Ladies class run alongside the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship at Lyng. This is the first time that the British Championship has run a support class for Ladies and is something many wish to see moving forwards as a Official British Championship.

One rider who will be lining up in the class this weekend and is keen to see this happen more is RFX KTM supported rider Kathryn Booth. We caught up with Kathryn ahead of the weekend and to see what her thoughts are on the Ladies support class.

Lyng will host a WMX class this Sunday alongside the Maxxis British Motocross Championship. How do you feel about this?

“I think having a women’s support class at the British Championship is such a great opportunity for all the girls in the UK to show their talent. In my years of racing I have never experience a British ladies ACU race and it’s a massive step in the right direction to bigger things for women’s motocross in the UK.”

Can you tell us a bit about what your doing this year in terms of riding and what events your competing in?

“I am competing in the women’s World Championship with four more rounds remaining. I am also competing in the Maxxis MXY2 class and the MX Nationals series. I am hoping to do a few other races throughout the season also.”

What are your thoughts on Lyng and do you think there should be a Official WMX British Championship?

“Lyng is one of my favourite tracks. It gets gnarly and rough but it also seperates the men from the boys or I should say women from the girls in this case. I think to have an Official British Championship for women would be absolutely amazing. From the jump of no girls racing over here to going and racing the fastest women in the world is tough. To have the stepping stone through the ACU would make a huge difference in the up and coming mx ladies.”

Finally what is your plan for Sunday and obviously your ultimate goal for the weekend?

“My goals for Lyng are to enjoy myself. I work so hard consistently fighting with the best boys in Britain so it should be fun to get a break from that. To get that top step would be ideal but it’s racing, you never know what will happen. I am just mega excited to see all the girls racing there alongside me.”

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