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Fontanesi queen of Valkenswaard

10/04/12 - 00:18

On Monday Valkenswaard´s paddock woke up to rainy day and weather forecast didn´t look better. Women started first in morning Race two. Sandy track was a little bit wet and more difficult to racing as yesterday. Chiara Fontanesi, Race one winner, was ready to repeat her performance.

Today start was less complicated, without troubles and first corner looked as we expected. Three fastest girls of weekend: Lancelot, Fontanesi and Laier were ready to fight and show what they really can do. Lancelot was in the front only for a couple of minutes, then Chiara Fontanesi took the lead. Until the end of race she made a nice lead and she was able to get the first win of 2012 WMX Championship.

Chiara Fontanesi: „I am very satisfied, I won, so everything is now OK. If I am ready to win in France? Yes, I think, that will be harder to win there. I tis completely different type of track and for me it is better to ride in a sand. But I hope, that I´ ll win.“ Stephanie Laier and Livia Lancelot were catching up, but Livia was at quicker than Laier who is on her brand new Kawasaki. Stephanie, last year champion was third overall but she was satisfied with her performance today. Behind first three riders the gap was really big and nobody could catch the leaders. But here was very fast group behind, too. Swedish trio: Sandra Adriansson, Sara Pettersson, Frida Ӧstlund with home rider Britt Van Der Wekken who was fighting to improve one position. Sara Pettersson was the most successful from all, she obtained the fourth place. Home rider Britt Van Der Wekken with a big support from spectators was seventh position in the middle of race. In last three laps she got up to fifth, but her compatriot Marianne Veenstra was very fast from the back. Marianne started not very well. When the another were getting slower, she pushed harder and with one lap to go she took Britt over and finished 5th. Seventh position was for Swedish girl Frida Ӧstlund. She had the same tempo for all the time and German rider Natalie Kane was attacking her at every opportunity, but unsuccessfully. Another home rider Nina Klink and German Anne Borchers completed the top ten. Race 1 results : 1. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 26:38.719; 2. Stephanie Laier (GER, Kawasaki), 26:44.055; 3. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 26:47.918; 4. Natalie Kane (GBR, KTM), 27:57.855; 5. Sara Peterson (SWE, KTM), 28:00.210; 6. Britt van der Wekken (NED, Honda), 28:00.496; 7. Frida Oslund (SWE, Honda), 28:31.481; 8. Nina Klink (NED, KTM), 28:36.749; 9. Marianne Veenstra (NED, KTM), 28:38.317; 10. Sandra Adriansson (SWE, Kawasaki), 28:42.911

Race 2 results : 1. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 25:12.264; 2. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 25:21.934; 3. Stephanie Laier (GER, Kawasaki), 25:31.380; 4. Sara Pettersson (SWE, KTM), 26:19.600; 5. Marianne Veenstra (NED, KTM), 26:49.023; 6. Britt Van Der Wekken (NED, Honda), 26:49.972; 7. Frida Ӧstlund (SWE, Honda), 27:10.661; 8. Natalie Kane (GBR, KTM), 27:21.923; 9. Nina Klink (NED, KTM), 27:24.956; 10. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki), 27:31.455

WMX Overall: 1. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 50 pts; 2. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 42 pts; 3. Stephanie Laier (GER, Kawasaki), 42 pts; 4. Sara Pettersson (SWE, KTM), 34 pts; 5. Natalie Kane (GBR, KTM), 31 pts; 6. Britt Van Der Wekken (NED, Honda), 30 pts; 7. Marianne Veenstra (NED, KTM) 28 pts; 8. Frida Ӧstlund (SWE, Honda), 28 pts; 9. Nina Klink (NED, KTM), 25 pts; 10. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki), 19 pts

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