Nancy Van de Ven announces her retirement from WMX Motocross

MXPG Turkey 2022, Afyon, Rider: Nancy Van De Ven

The Dutch talent announced through social media her retirement from professional racing at the age of 26. After clinching the Women Motocross World Title in 2022, Nancy suffered a serious injury this year during the Grand Prix of Villars sous Ecot, France.

Her career could be well resumed as one of the most consistent in the class thanks to her never-give-up attitude. She finished fifth on her first WMX campaign on a Yamaha YZ125cc in 2013, and the very next year she was once again fifth in the final standings this time switching between a 125cc and a 250cc in the middle of the championship and was so close to clinch a podium. That same year she earned 4th place in the Women MX of Nations alongside Mariane Veenstra.

Image: JP Acevedo

After two seasons coming close, she finally finished on the podium. After a 3rd place in Matterley Basin she became 2nd at Villars Sous Ecot in France. But the highlight of the season came when Nancy won both motos on the technical track of Loket en route to her first career Grand Prix, finishing 3rd in the final standings.

During the next six seasons, Nancy fought hard by facing countless setbacks, she never lost sight of her dream of becoming a World Champion. And in 2022, she finally reached that pinnacle, proving that perseverance and resilience can lead to the sweetest victories. She deserved every bit of success.

Nancy’s achievements:

  • 6 Grand Prix wins
  • 33 Podiums
  • 7 WMX Medals (one bronze, five silver and one gold)
  • 2022 Women World Motocross Champion

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