Positive day racing the Women’s IMBA (International Motor Bike Association) at Genk yesterday.
After having a solid practice session in the morning and qualifying 2nd, I had a good gate pick for Moto 1.
I started the race off in 4th and was able to move my way up into 2nd quickly, where I was able to close the gap and start putting some pressure on 1st. On lap 5 I inherited the lead after 1st place had a tip over and managed to stretch my lead out to 19 seconds.
In Moto 2, I started the race in 3rd and quickly made the pass for 2nd. I had a good pace from the start of the but was making too many little errors that cost me valuable time, finishing the Moto just a few second behind the leader in 2nd place.
In the final Moto, I started off in 3rd again but got a bit held up and took 2 laps to make the pass for 2nd. By the time I moved into 2nd I was 10 seconds behind the leader and was pushing hard to make up ground but, I pushed a bit to hard into a challenging corner and unfortunately got a bit unstuck and put it down. By the time I got back up the leader was 20 seconds ahead which was a bit disheartening but, I tried my best until the chequered flag and managed to bring the gap down to 12 seconds.
I am happy with the way I rode on the weekend and believe my speed is really starting to come along, after many discussions with my dad specifically working on my weaknesses. I feel grateful to have his support and very close eye for detail.
I am a bit frustrated with my little errors and feel as if the win slipped out of my hands, but I tried my best and did all I could on track that was challenging to make time up on.
Thanks to Rian for coming to watch me race and cheer for me, along with all of the crazy locals who were standing on the track cheering for me when the races got intense. Sorry to the few that I roosted 😂😂
I really enjoyed the experience and was pumped that I got asked represent team Australia by the event.
Happy with my results, but not satisfied. Looking forward to England.