Steffi Laier wins Dutch Motocross Grand Prix, clinches 2009 FIM Women’s World Motocross Championship!
|FIM Women’s World Results|
|6.||Marielle De Mol||YAM|
|FIM Women’s World Points
|Marielle De Mol||176|
|Elien De Winter||128|
Stephanie Laier confirmed she is the strongest rider in the FIM Women’s World Motocross Championship as she went on to take her third consecutive overall victory at this final round of the series.
Chiara Fontanesi won the first moto, but in taking second position, Laier clinched the title. Fontanesi took second overall on the podium ahead of Larissa Papenmeier, who secured the runner up spot in the Championship. Finishing fourth overall today, Nathalie Kane moved up to third in the Championship.
After losing to Fontanesi yesterday in the first moto, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Laier took her revenge today by winning the final heat and wrapping up the overall. The newly crowned World Champion of Germany led from lap one and kept the lead, despite a crash.
Fontanesi, who held the lead for just two laps after Laier crashed, settled for second. The 15 year old Italian of the Yamaha 3C Racing Team was ninth at the end of her first World Championship campaign.
Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2’s Papenmeier recovered well after a troubled start as she took fourth in today’s final moto. Papenmeier was third on the podium and managed to secure the runner up spot in the Championship.
It was a great final round for MVR-D Suzuki’s Kane, who took third in today’s final heat. Kane missed the podium by just two points today, but moved up to third in the final Championship standing, exploiting Maria Franke’s absence due to injury.
First moto winner Chiara Fontanesi
KTM and Steffi Laier – 2009 World Motocross Champions!
Steffi Laier in action
Photos & Video News Highlights of the Motocross Grand Prix of Holland, courtesy Youthstream