Lotte Van Drunen claims back-to-back wins and extends the points leads in the WMX of Galicia

MXPG Galicia 2024, Lugo Rider:

De Baets Yamaha Supported MX team’s Lotte van Drunen celebrated an emphatic Grand Prix win at round three of the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship in Lugo, Spain. After finishing as a close runner-up in Race One, the Dutch sensation charged to victory aboard her GYTR-kitted YZ250F in Race Two to claim her second overall victory of the season. As a result, van Drunen now holds a nine-point advantage at the top of the WMX Championship Standings.

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Arriving in Spain as the red-plate holder after a stunning double race win at round two in Sardegna, van Drunen was focused on breaking away from her rivals by the end of the weekend. Early on Saturday morning she set the tone for another positive weekend by qualifying as the fastest rider by well over a second. 

Despite not getting off to a great start in Race One, the 16-year-old made a series of quick passes and moved into third by the end of lap one. Shortly after, her closest championship rival, Daniela Guillen, fell, which gifted van Drunen second place. Within a few laps, van Drunen engaged in a tense battle for the lead with the defending World Champion Courtney Duncan and led momentarily before crossing the finish line in second. 

Knowing victory in Race Two would secure overall victory, van Drunen took full advantage of a much better start. Once again engaging in a battle at the front of the field with Duncan, van Drunen powered past on lap eight and began inching away. Going on to win with a near 10-second margin underlined the talent of the youngster who claimed her second consecutive GP win and now leads the title race by nine points ahead of round four in Germany. 

HIGHLIGHTS RACE 1

HIGHLIGHTS RACE 2

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