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WMX glory featuring Livia Lancelot

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Although in the big picture women’s motocross is not a huge discipline, some respect has to been shown to the ladies who don’t follow the stereotype and love to get down and dirty on the track, throwing whips and busting berms.

This year the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship, WMX for short, has taken on a whole new depth. No one rider stands out from the rest and the title chase is tight. Knee deep in the thick of the battle, the reigning world champion Fonta MX Yamaha Racing’s Chiara Fontanesi leads the way ahead of last years vice champion Bud Racing Kawasaki’s Meghan Rutledge. While only four points separate arch rivals Fontanesi and Rutledge, Irish star Hitachi Construction Machinery UK KTM’s Natalie Kane is only a further eight points back from them in third.

All three of the top three ladies have stood on the podium at three from the four rounds so far this season, which may come as a surprise to Team One One Four’s Livia Lancelot fans who had pinned their hopes on the 2008 FIM Women’s Motocross World Champion to win this season.

Having only stood on the box twice this year, Lancelot had a rough start to the season thanks to spending her winter between rehab centers, physiotherapists and doctors after a knee reconstruction. Despite the uphill battle, the gorgeous French motocross phenomenon has slowly been picking up steam throughout the season with the pinnacle so far being her home round of the WMX world championship in Saint Jean d’Angely. In St. Jean, Lancelot was clearly the fan favorite, posters of the French beauty covered the premises and lines of fans swarmed her pit area just to catch a glimpse of their motocross hero.

With so much buzz surrounding the super fast French wonder, she came out firing on all cylinders and dominated both races at the WMX round of France for a perfect score. Standing top of the box listening to her national anthem being played for thousands upon thousands of adoring fans, the weekend couldn’t of been any sweeter for the twenty-five-year-old Lancelot, which is why the team at MXGP-TV followed her and caught some of her best moments that weekend.

Watch in the video below.