Courtney Duncan had a perfect weekend in the second round of the FIM World Women’s Motocross Championship at Agueda in Portugal to score a double win and take over the red plate of the series leader.
Fresh from her first moto win on Saturday the Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kiwi girl emerged from the first turn in race two on Sunday morning in third place but made a quick pass for second and was content to patiently weigh up a move on the leader. Taking the lead on lap two she immediately moved away from her closest chaser at more than three seconds a lap to eventually take the chequered flag at the end of the twenty-minute-plus-two-lap race with an advantage of more than thirty seconds to clinch her eighth career GP victory. The fifty point haul for the double race victory has taken Courtney to the head of the championship table with a four point advantage over second place as the series takes a nine week break before the next round at Loket in the Czech Republic on July 27/28.
Courtney Duncan: “I was really happy with the weekend; the goal was to put two solid races together and I did that. I got blocked in at the first turn in that second race, but I didn’t panic, sorted out a good place to make a clean pass and could race away. I’m just taking it race by race at the moment and not really thinking about the championship, but I’m stoked to get the double win and take the red plate to the next round. We’ve got a nine week break now, so I’ll be going back to New Zealand to keep doing the work and come out swinging at Loket.”