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Meghan Rutledge stays 2nd

Women's World Champs

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Meghan Rutledge maintains second place in World Championship after Slovenian podium

Kawasaki’s Meghan Rutledge, who is frequently seen in NZ with the Moss Training guys, has finished the 2nd round of the FIM Women’s MX World Championship on the podium with a fine 3rd place finish at the Slovenian GP.  

Rutledge’s 3rd place in Slovenia keeps her in 2nd place in the Championship. 

With a KX250F supplied by Team Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki, 18 year old Rutledge was able to capitalise on her 2nd place finish at the series opener with another podium finish in Slovenia. 

Rutledge raced to 3-3 results for 3rd overall and now sits 16 points shy of the series leader Chiara Fontanesi with six rounds remaining. 

“I’m so happy to be on the podium again." Rutledge stated. "I’m happy with the way I rode but I know I can do better. 

"I didn’t get a really good start in the first race and it took me a while to get around some riders and really start chasing and in the second moto I had a crash on the first lap and had to regroup from that but all in all, a good result and I can’t wait for Italy next weekend," Rutledge added. 

“It’s been a real steep learning curve for me over here. I’m trying to adjust to life and racing over here as quickly as I can and to get good results like I did really helps. 

"I wouldn’t be here without the support of Bud Kawasaki and Kawasaki and I’d like to give a big thank you to Troy Campbell from Easternwell back in Australia. I wouldn’t be here without his support," the current Australian Women's champion concluded. 

Rutledge heads to Italy for the 3rd round of the series this weekend. Meghan will then race in Croatia on July 7th before heading back to Australia to compete at the Appin round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals and train for X-Games in Los Angeles, USA.

Meghan Rutledge (Right) celebrates her podium effort
Meghan Rutledge (Right) celebrates her podium effort
 

2013 FIM WMX World Championship (after round 2): 
1. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 100 
2. MEGHAN RUTLEDGE (AUS, KAWASAKI), 84 
3. Natalie Kane (IRL, KTM), 80 
4. Stephanie Laier (GER, Kawasaki), 76
5. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, KTM), 56 
6. Britt van der Wekken (NED, Honda), 48 
7. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki) 48
8. Justine Charroux (FRA, Yamaha) 37
9. Nina Klink (NED, KTM), 36 
10 Francesca Nocera (ITA, Suzuki) 32

Top Image: Meghan Rutledge on her way to her second straight podium performance in the 2013 Women's World Motocross Championship

 
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