Kawasakis Prumm takes Womens MX Championship
Women’s world number one and Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) pilot, Katherine Prumm, wrapped up the Australian Women’s Motocross Championship at Horsham in Victoria over the weekend, with fellow Kawasaki rider Ashley Bates coming home in second place.
From the moment Prumm made her 2007 debut at Round One of the Championship back in March, she has continued to gain momentum and dominate proceedings onboard her KRT prepared KX250F. Hitting the track with confi dence in practice over the weekend, Prumm posted the fastest lap time of theevent, a 1:51.693, which was over three seconds faster than her nearest rival Emma Davis.
Winning the hole shot in the opening race, Prumm led Race One from start to fi nish, not giving into the
pressures of Davis who challenged the world number one in the opening laps. Prumm rallied hard and pulled away to a substantial lead, finishing Moto One 38 seconds ahead of the field.
Jumping second from the line in Race Two, Prumm was vigilant in getting back out in front by turn two. Prumm continued to display her world champion racing style, carving up the opposition. Prumm camehome 49 seconds in front of second place.“I had a lot of fun out there this weekend,” said Prumm. “I landed in Australia nursing a heavy head cold, but come race day I was feeling a lot better and ready to hit the Horsham Track. The track was great and mybike didn’t miss a beat all weekend.”
“I got away to a great start in Moto One, but I suffered badly with arm pump mid way through the race. I
managed to ride through it and still come home with a good lead over second. Race Two I was placed in second heading into the first turn, but I managed to break clear by the secondcorner and get out in front. I rode comfortably and in control and I was really happy with my racing performance.”
“Brett, Charlie and Marty have done a great job in preparing my race bike for each round of the Championship.I can’t thank the whole team at Kawasaki enough for their support and efforts in helping me win the 2007Australian Title.” “I also owe a big thanks to my personal Sponsors who make it possible for me to challenge both the Australian and World Championships. Without everyone’s support, I would not have the opportunity to getto, compete in and win races.”
KRT Team Manager, Brett Whale, believes Katherine professional approach to her racing is the key to her World Championship winning success. “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with such a true professional,” said Whale. “When Katherine arrivesat the track she knows what she wants, how she wants it and how she is going to achieve it, which is really inspiring for the whole team.”