Twenty-five year old Laia Sanz – Repsol Montesa got her 2011 FIM Women’s World Championship campaign off to a flying start this weekend as she claimed a commanding victory at the opening round of the series in Grossheubach, Germany. The experienced Spaniard, who now is looking to record her eleventh FIM Women’s Trial World title this year, will arrive in the Czech Republic with a three point advantage over her nearest rival.
With only two rounds out of the three-leg championship to count, Sanz is already halfway towards her fifth consecutive FIM World title. “This victory is very nice for me because on Friday I thought maybe I could not ride this weekend. I have had some problems with my back, but I seem to be OK now and winning both the European and World rounds has been brilliant.”
“Although my first few sections on Sunday were good I did not feel relaxed and I made a silly mistake on section seven and lost five marks. I knew why I had made the mistake and then started to be more confident and finished my second lap without any problems. For me this is a perfect way to start the championship. Now we go straight to the Czech Republic for the second round of the series next weekend. I still try not to think too much about the title, however this result is what I wanted.”