It was a long time coming for Kiwi girl racer Courtney Duncan when she clinched the WMX World Championship in 2019. Now ahead of her 2020 title defence, Monster Energy has put together a mini documentary on our favourite Kiwi MX international to showcase what makes the “Kiwi Girl” tick.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Kiwi rider Courtney Duncan has been the fastest Motocross rider in the world championship since bursting onto the scene in 2016. After absolutely dominating and winning all but 1 of the 9 races in 2019, she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of being crowned WMX World Champion.
It hasn't been all smooth sailing though, with Duncan enduring 3 years of misfortune and injury that prevented her from claiming a championship. After leading the series during her debut season in 2016, she was forced to the sideline with injury when she crashed into a photographer who was standing on the race track. Even as the new kid on the block, Duncan won 5 of the 14 races in 2016, more than any other individual that year, and this was even after her run-in with the photographer.
In the following year, a controversial jury decision denied her the 2017 title when the race was stopped at the final round while she was leading. In 2018 with just 2 races left, an injury to a bone in her right foot and further damage to the ligaments that surround it forced her to again withdraw from the title chase.
This made her 2019 WMX World Championship title all the sweeter. “