The FIM Women’s World Championship is due to make its first appearance at Ernee in great style as current series leader and defending Champion Livia Lancelot will surely receive a warm welcome by the passionate home crowd.
Courtesy of her first season win, runner up Laier closed in on Lancelot at Bellpuig while the top three in the Championship is completed by Larissa Papenmeier.
Winning the first two rounds of the series, defending Champion Lancelot had a slight setback in Bellpuig where it was arch rival Laier wrapping up the overall win for her first season’s success. The duo is currently topping the Championship standings with Lancelot holding a 16 point advantage over Laier.
Looking back at 2008, where the French round of this Championship was held at St. Jean d’Angely, Kawasaki Racing’s Lancelot struggled with the pressure to end third on the podium and lost the red plate. This year the local favourite will be at the gate with renewed confidence to grasp her first home success.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Laier is also pumped for the forthcoming round courtesy of her first season’s win at Bellpuig. Though the German sees compatriot Papenmeier of Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2 working her way up courtesy of back to back podiums.
Other German Franke, who took the pole last year in France, is fourth in the series ahead of Mann who completes a very close top five with the competitors spread in just 36 points.