For the second year in a row Stephanie Laier has been proclaimed the FIM Women’s Motocross World Champion on the very last round of the series in Fermo, Italy. The 25-year-old German rider clinched the victory of race and during race 2 on 12 September, she will ride being already the current 2010 FIM WMX World Champion. Second was home rider Chiara Fontanesi and completing the top three was Larissa Papenmeier.
Laier experienced a dramatic day one in Fermo after suffering a heavy crash during the free practice and had to be taken to the hospital due to the heavy pain on her shoulder. Fortunately, the injury was not that serious and after some treatment Laier was back to racing in the Time Practice and achieved the best fourth result.
KTM HDI MX’s Lancelot started the race with victory ambitions, which was the only way she had to keep her Championship hopes alive. However, Lancelot crashed in lap four losing all the possibilities to keep on fighting for the title and settled down for an eventual fourth position.
Sara Pettersson did her best race of the season and achieved a final fifth place. With such result Petterson climbed up three positions in the point standings and she is now eleventh 30 points behind Italian Nocera, who could just finish eighth in race one after Mann and Simonet. De Winter was ninth and completing the top then was Bartova.
Kane, who is sixth in the point standings, did not have a good start and could only finish 17th.
WMX Race 1 top ten:
Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 25:23.046
Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), +0:11.713
Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +0:12.887
Livia Lancelot (FRA, KTM), +1:04.603
Sara Pettersson (SWE, KTM), +1:28.073
Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), +1:29.991
Annabelle Simonet (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:37.932
Francesca Nocera (ITA, Honda), +1:44.422
Elien De Winter (BEL, KTM), +1:46.570
Jana Bartova (CZE, Kawasaki), +2:06.500;
Circuit length: 1650 mt
Type of ground: hard pack
Temperature: 24° C
Weather conditions: sunny