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Courtney Clinches It

Hangtown WMX Results

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www.motorcycle-usa.com  By Byron Wilson

Courtney Duncan, riding out of New Zealand, made a big impact in the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Women’s Triple Crown season opener, winning both Moto 1 and Moto 2, each by a commanding margin. Adding to Duncan’s remarkable performance is the fact that she pilots a Yamaha YZ125 two-stoke.

Comment about Courtney's day included:  Flawless race, fluid riding style, absolutely ripping it, has gapped the field. Just for comparison's sake... Duncan's fastest lap is 2 seconds slower than the slowest Men's 250 lap and she’s on a 125 !

In Moto 1, Team Honda’s Sayaka Kaneshiro (Japan) finished second, followed by Australian Mackenzie Tricker in third.
Duncan got the lead early in Moto 1, followed by Kaneshiro in second and Tricker in third. KTM rider Alexah Pearson settled into fourth and was followed by Yamaha’s Jessica Patterson in fifth. Patterson started to move up the pack during the contest, making it up to third mid-race, but before the end she unexpectedly pulled off track with an issue, leaving her to finish 30th.
Duncan continued her charge, building a gap of over 20 seconds on Kaneshiro.

In Moto 2, Patterson returned determined to redeem herself after the disappointing result in Moto 1. She quickly moved to the head of the pack, but Duncan was close behind in second and within six minutes had passed Patterson for the lead. Once out front, Duncan again displayed her superiority over the field, creating a gap that grew to over 14 seconds by the checkers.

Patterson held on to finish second, followed by Kaneshiro in third and Honda rider T-bug Higgins in fourth. KTM rider Jacqueline Strong rounded out the top-five in Moto 2.

Duncan leaves Hangtown with the lead in overall points, eight ahead of Kaneshiro. Higgins sits third overall followed by Tricker in fourth and Strong in fifth.


Comments about Courtney's day included:  Flawless race, fluid riding style, absolutely ripping it, has gapped the field. Just for comparison's sake... Duncan's fastest lap is 2 seconds slower than the slowest Men's 250 lap and she’s on a 125 !

And they kept on coming...: 

Courtney Duncan.......This Chick is Flying

Let's see, comes out to Hangtown.....

- smokes Jessica Patterson by 6 sec a lap in Qual 1

- beats 14 guy's times in the 450 B Qual 1

- beats another 12 guy's times in the 250 B Qual 1

- oh yeah, she's also doing this on a YZ125 two stroke..........

She was damn impressive today.   I will say this...she RIDES LIKE A PRO MX RACER around the whole track.  None of the other women do that.  They look good around most of the track...but there are sections where they back way off...usually the more physical sections like big fast rollers.  This girl did not do that.  She looked no different than the pro men...  It was jaw dropping...

Click here for the Hangtown Highlights. Courtney's races are at the end.


Hangtown Women’s Motocross Results 2013:
1. Courtney Duncan (Yamaha) NZ 1-1
2. Sayaka Kaneshiro (Honda) Japan 2-3
3. T-bug Higgins (Honda) 4-4
4. Mackenzie Tricker (Yamaha)Australia 3-6
5. Jacqueline Strong (KTM) 6-5
6. Alexah Pearson (KTM) 5-8
7. Mariana Balbi (Kawasaki) 7-7
8. Sara Pettersson (KTM) 8-9
9. Hailey Larson (Honda) 9-10
10. Jessica Patterson (Yamaha) 30-2
11. Brittany Marcotte (Honda) 10-13
12. Bonnie Brown (Honda) 12-12
13. Pinsey Palmer (Kawasaki) 14-11
14. Shelby Ward (Honda) 11-15
15. Sade Allender (Honda) 13-14

Women’s Motocross Triple Crown Points 2013:
1. Courtney Duncan, 50
2. Sayaka Kaneshiro, 42
3. T-bug Higgins, 36
4. Mackenzie Tricker, 35
5. Jacqueline Strong, 31
6. Alexah Pearson, 29
7. Mariana Balbi, 28
8. Sara Pettersson, 25
9. Hailey Larson, 23
10. Jessica Patterson, 22

 
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