Cutting through the deep sand of Ottobiano this weekend and the Grand Prix of Lombardia will be FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship pacesetter Courtney Duncan. The New Zealander is in her third term of WMX and has been a title contender since her spectacular debut and maiden victory (Qatar) in 2016.
For the moment, and considering the Italian date is round four of six in the WMX season, Duncan has been relishing her position as holder of the red plate and going toe-to-toe with reigning number one Kiara Fontanesi. WMX produced a last round, last race, last lap thriller in France at the tail end of 2017 and could very much head in the same direction in the tenth year of the FIM contest. The 22 year old has travelled from the nether regions of the globe and her hometown of Dunedin to conquer Europe and the world and has put so many aspects of her career and life in the balance.