EMX Women’ European Championship:
Van Drunen and Barker claim the title
The EMX Women’ European Championship raced the last round of the season featuring the EMX65 / EMX85 European Championship – SW and SE zone Semifinal in Gazzane di Preseglie, Italy.
For the sixth time in a row Lotte Van Drunen (Kawasaki) ruled the weekend with a masterpiece of 25+25 points. The Dutch rider had no rivals this season, winning all the races and becoming the new EMX Women’ Champion.
Difficult season to date for the defending champion Mathea Selebo (Yamaha), who with another double second position confirmed the second place in the standings.
With a double third in Gazzane di Preseglie, Alexandra Massury (KTM) is third in the standing too.
In EMX Women 125 the fight for the title was a matter between Lucy Barker (KTM) and Tyra Backstrom (GasGas). At the end of a thrilling season with great battles in Italy they took one win each, but that was enough for the English rider to take the 2023 title. Third place in race and in the standings too for Swedish rider Elsa Andersson Lof.