Aubriana Dunn Blogs for MXGirls from Europe!
Hello MXGirls Fan!!
We are having a blast here at Supercross.com bringing the MXGirl action to you! I recently caught up with Professional Motocross Racer Aubriana Dunn out of Southern California, whom I’ve been friends with for the past 8 years. Aubriana is over in Europe living life to the fullest and making motocross dreams become a reality! After a couple minutes of chatting it up with Aubriana, I was so proud of what Aubriana is accomplishing I felt her story needs to be shared with the world! I asked Aubriana to blog for the MXGirls Section here at Supercross.com and she is super pumped on doing it!!Ã‚Â Please check back weekly for Aubriana’s Blogs!!
Well, I am back in Belgium training for the FIM Women’s World Championship series starting this coming weekend, April 5th, in Bulgaria. I had the opportunity to fly to EuropeÃ‚Â last yearÃ‚Â to race the last round of the FIM Women’s World Championship September 7th, at a track called Lierop. This year, I decided to fly outÃ‚Â four weeksÃ‚Â early to get use to the culture shock, the time difference, my new equipment, and the difficult race conditions.
Last year, I was able to get on a team called Diga racing which was an all men’s team based out of Belgium. They were extremely intrigued that I flew over from America on my own in hopes to find support for the last raceÃ‚Â and make aÃ‚Â name for myself here in Europe. They told me if I eat, breath, and sleep motocrossÃ‚Â for the next two weeks leading up to the last GP they would help me.Ã‚Â The next day, I moved into my own apartment and started training on a KTM250f. I did well at the next race inÃ‚Â Lierop and they wanted meÃ‚Â to try and hit a few moreÃ‚Â women’s races in the area. We raced the last two rounds of the GermanÃ‚Â Championship, a race in France, and a women’s race in Belgium. I was able to take a few podium finishes and from there they where hooked on women’s racing.Ã‚Â
We spoke about me coming back forÃ‚Â the 2009 race season andÃ‚Â starting the first women’s race team in Europe. WeÃ‚Â talked withÃ‚Â Stefy BauÃ‚Â and theÃ‚Â Youthstream President,Ã‚Â and the FIM/CMS President andÃ‚Â theyÃ‚Â thought it would be great for the sport.Ã‚Â They wereÃ‚Â willing to backÃ‚Â Diga RacingÃ‚Â 100%.Ã‚Â WeÃ‚Â thought it would be a good idea considering the FIM Women’s World Championship would be airing LIVE on TV in 2009!Ã‚Â Ã‚Â With having the second moto and podium broadcasted live on TV at every event this chance would allow moreÃ‚Â riders and teamsÃ‚Â to have even more visibility andÃ‚Â create possibilities to find international sponsors.TheÃ‚Â FIM/CMA President said “The FIM Women’s World Championship is simply a story of great success. The level of riding is very high and the competition is excellent. This Championship attracts a lot of new fans to our sportÃ‚Â and I believe this will increase involvement from teams and manufacturers who have started to consider this fast growing championship”.
Our team this year consist of two riders; Morane De Barqune, a 16 year old Belgium rider and myself, Aubriana Dunn 24 years old from Fallbrook, CA. The team has two professional mechanics which work 24/7, plus we have a new fully equiped race truck to go to the races. We also have the best doctors and trainers who help us with our training
WeÃ‚Â will beÃ‚Â participating in the all eight of theÃ‚Â WMX World Championship, all ten of the German Championship racesÃ‚Â andÃ‚Â some selectiveÃ‚Â women’s races through out the year.Ã‚Â
Thanks for taking the time to read about my adventureÃ‚Â through Europe. I will keep you all updated and let you know how things continue to go for me and my new team Diga Racing.
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