World Womens Motocross Champion Heads To Aus
Current Women’s World Motocross Champion, Katherine Prumm, has joined forces with Kawasaki Racing Team and is heading down under to mix it with Australia’s best female riders, vying for the 2007 Australian Women’s Motocross Championship Title.
With four Rounds in the Championship, the green blooded Kiwi will touch down in Australia next week to contest Round One of the competition, which kicks off next weekend, March 18, in Newry, Victoria. Prumm, with the full factory support of KRT, will pilot a Kawasaki KX250F prepared by Daniel Reardon’s 2006 Supercross Championship winning Race Engineer, Charlie Costanzo. The purpose built machine will be a fundamental tool in Prumm’s Australian Championship campaign success, a task that the Team is not taking lightly.
Prumm’s trip down under is organised in conjunction with Kawasaki’s Team Green race support program. The support program ensures Prumm receives full KRT technical support throughout the said KRT Team Manager Brett Whale. “KRT has dedicated a lot of time and resources to ensure she has the best bike to contest the Championship. I know Charlie and the Team have committed themselves 100 percent to preparing a competitive package, designed specifi cally to cater for Prumm’s racing style and needs. We are looking forward tothe opportunity to work with the World Champion and draw inspiration from her International experience.”
Prumm who hold numerous women’s junior and senior New Zealand Titles, is no stranger to the Australian women’s motocross scene. She competed in the last round of the Australian Women’s Nationals in Wonthaggi, Victoria in 2004, where she won both races of the event, securing her a ride at the 2005 Nationals for the Kawasaki Australia Team.
In 2006, Prumm became World Champion by winning both rounds of the Women’s Championship held in Germany and Sweden. In the same year, she competed in the WMA (United States) Championship and gallantly won the first round. Prumm went on to win the first race of the second round and whilst running second in the final race was taken out by a lapped rider, breaking her hand in 2 places. Prumm returned 5 weeks later to compete in the final round of the World Championship, where she would courageously ride and win the title.
Make no mistake, Katherine Prumm is coming to Australia to win and with the full support of KRT, she will be a force to be reckoned with.