Tuesday, May 21

BIG WIN FOR DUNCAN IN THE U.S.

New Zealand's Courtney Duncan took the opening round of the Women's Motocross Triple Crown by storm in the United States at the weekend.



The Yamaha ace from Otago swept both motos of the day in her WMX class debut at the weekend’s 45th running of the Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic, the opening round of the US motocross nationals in Sacramento, California.

Duncan beat Japan’s Sayaka Kaneshiro, who finished second overall with a 2-3 score, and Texas native Taylor Higgins rounded out the overall podium.

Australian Yamaha rider Mackenzie Tricker finished the day fourth overall.

Six-time WMX champion Jessica Patterson finished second in race two, but bad luck in the first moto gave her only 10th overall for the day.

“Today I achieved a dream I've had since day one,” said Duncan.

Ends

Women's Triple Crown – Round One Results – Hangtown
WMX
1. Courtney Duncan, New Zealand 50
2. Sayaka Kaneshiro, Japan, 42
3. T-bug Higgins, Mesquite, 36
4. Mackenzie Tricker, Cairo, 35
5. Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, 31