The first round of the FIM Womens Motocross World Championship took place at Loket, Czech Republic. Defending World Champion Courtney Duncan went into the first round looking to pick up from last year with a win and she sure did do that. Check out what Courtney had to say below.

With the new race format putting WMX on Saturday and MX2 on Sunday, all eyes were on Courtney Duncan as she returned to defend her crown as current 2x World Champion. The pressure was kicking in, but the day started perfectly with a pole position. This set Courtney up for the day, as she began race 1 with a great holeshot, and eventually extended her race lead to 22 seconds before claiming the chequered flag. Another good start in race 2 put Duncan up at the front, and an aggressive pass early on gave her the vision she needed to get the job done. A perfectly executed 1-1-1 begins the WMX Championship for the DRT squad, claiming the full 50 points. 

“I think we can be happy with today. You can’t ask for more; two good starts, two clean rides, two wins. The track was technical and slick in spots and it was difficult to find a flow at times but I rode smooth and smart. We made a couple of small changes to the settings this morning after free practice but my KX250 worked perfectly all day. I pulled a cool holeshot in race one; I’m stoked about that – I didn’t do that many times in my career. After that I just rode smooth; in fact I almost felt slow, but I didn’t want to take any risks because it’s a dry day and the square-edged bumps were coming out.  I made a pretty good start again in race two. I wanted clear vision so I made an aggressive pass on the first lap and just managed it from there in. I made a silly mistake a couple of laps from the end; that freaked me out but I settled down again quickly. My thanks to Kawasaki, my team and my sponsors for their support; I couldn’t do it without them. “

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