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Courtney Duncan Wins Maiden World Title

It’s finally happened for high-flying Kiwi Girl, Courtney Duncan, who clinched the FIM Women’s World MX title in Turkey in her maiden year with Kawasaki.

The 2019 title is the first for a New Zealand woman in the MX scene since Katherine Oberlin-Brown (nee Prumm) took out the the Women's World Cup in 2006 and 2007.

The 2019 WMX season has by far been one of the most consistent for 23-year-old Duncan, winning 8 out of 9 races in the championship.

"Honestly I don't know to describe it," Duncan said after her final race in Turkey.

"The journey to get here as been tough man. It's be tough after winning my first pro race on debut and I felt like I couldn't do anything wrong but it's been a downward slope since then and this year we changed it and turned it around...and it feels amazing."

"I couldn't have done it without my family. They've gone to ridiculous lengths to get me to here today and my team Dixon racing and all my sponsors I just want to say 'thank you.'

This year Duncan switched from a ten year stint with Yamaha to ride for Kawasaki aboard the brand new KX250, a move which clearly paid off with her winning all but once race this season.


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