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Kiara Fontanesi at the 2017 Grand Prix of Trentino

Fontanesi takes her first WMX Grand Prix win of 2017

Apr 172017

Former multi FIM Women’s Motocross World Champion Kiara Fontanesi continued an impeccable run of sending her Grand Prix fans home happy by claiming yet another victory on Italian soil today at the fifth round of 2017 MXGP. The WMX series negotiated the second of six events on the Grand Prix slate with the Trentino fixture at Pietramurata and under the immense Dolomite mountain range. #8 took her Yamaha to 1st and 2nd in two exciting and unpredictable races while brandmate Courtney Duncan was second (to front the standings) and Kawasaki’s Livia Lancelot was third.

It was left to Fontanesi to put the claw on the top of the box, and in exciting style in front of largely partisan public to the number of 30,000 that squeezed into the narrow enclosures.

I’m really happy to win here because it’s great to do it at home and because I always mange it in Italy!” ‘Fonta’ said after recovering from a second moto tumble while jostling for the lead. “I could see the pace was quite good and I was 100% comfortable on the bike. I had a crash in the second moto today because the track was very flat and full of water but I was pleased with my win on Saturday. The big difference for me this year is the bike and when I came back to Yamaha I felt like I am ‘at home’ but I am really motivated for the title.”


The Grand Prix of Europe in the shallow sand of Valkenswaard in the Netherlands will bring MXGP up to the sixth stop on the schedule next weekend.