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19 year old Meghan Rutledge from Picton, NSW was literally on top of the world heading to Trentino, Italy for the 2nd round of the FIM WMX Championship. After winning both both motos at the series opener in Qatar, her KX250F took to the track in Italy wearing coveted red plates.

Meghan managed to qualify in 2nd place setting herself up for a good gate pick. In the first moto on Saturday, Meghan grabbed the hole-shot and never looked back, leading the entire race to take the win.

Meghan grabbed the hole-shot again in Sunday's race 2 and looked set for back to back moto wins once again however she crashed mid-race behind a lapped rider. Unfortunately a flag marshal assisted her remount which is against rules and stripped her of any points she would have earned for the moto.

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Meghan Rutledge ended up finishing the round in 9th place and slipped to 3rd place overall in the championship standings, just 5 points shy of the new leader.

A disappointed Meghan Rutledge say’s, “I'm so happy with how I'm riding but so disappointed with the disqualification. I felt good all weekend but went down in a big way in the second moto. I was trying to tell the flag marshal not to assist me, I just wanted to roll down the hill to get started again but there was definitely a language barrier in the way. He meant well but I was disqualified so I'm very disappointed. You don't know how hungry I am to make up for this at Valkenswaard ”.

WMXstart MXGP 4 TN 2014

The 3rd of 6 rounds within the 2014 FIM Women’s MX World Championship takes place in The Netherlands on May 4th.

WMX Race 1 top ten: 1. Meghan Rutledge (AUS, Kawasaki), 25:00.375; 2. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:04.899; 3. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), +0:09.134; 4. Natalie Kane (IRL, KTM), +0:17.193; 5. Stephanie Laier (GER, Suzuki), +0:42.051; 6. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +0:55.748; 7. Francesca Nocera (ITA, Suzuki), +0:59.361; 8. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), +1:11.352; 9. Justine Charroux (FRA, Yamaha), +1:30.820; 10. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki)

WMX Race 2 top ten: 1. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 24:57.236; 2. Stephanie Laier (GER, Suzuki), +0:04.342; 3. Natalie Kane (IRL, KTM), +0:04.743; 4. Francesca Nocera (ITA, Suzuki), +0:30.768; 5. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:40.196; 6. Marianne Veenstra (NED, Husqvarna), +0:48.048; 7. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +0:50.427; 8. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), +0:51.477; 9. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki), +1:07.304; 10. Julie Dalgaard (DEN, Yamaha), +1:12.536

WMX Overall top ten: 1. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, YAM), 45 points; 2. Stephanie Laier (GER, SUZ), 38 p.; 3. Natalie Kane (IRL, KTM), 38 p.; 4. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KAW), 38 p.; 5. Francesca Nocera (ITA, SUZ), 32 p.; 6. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, SUZ), 29 p.; 7. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, YAM), 26 p.; 8. Marianne Veenstra (NED, HUS), 25 p.; 9. Meghan Rutledge (AUS, KAW), 25 p.; 10. Anne Borchers (GER, SUZ), 23 p.

WMX World Championship Classification Top Ten: 1. Natalie Kane (IRL, KTM), 80 points; 2. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, YAM), 78 p.; 3. Meghan Rutledge (AUS, KAW), 75 p.; 4. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KAW), 74 p.; 5. Stephanie Laier (GER, SUZ), 72 p.; 6. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, YAM), 60 p.; 7. Francesca Nocera (ITA, SUZ), 60 p.; 8. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, SUZ), 58 p.; 9. Marianne Veenstra (NED, HUS), 47 p.; 10. Justine Charroux (FRA, YAM), 42 p.

WMX Manufacturer: 1. Kawasaki, 91 points; 2. Yamaha, 83 p.; 3. KTM, 80 p.; 4. Suzuki, 72 p.; 5. Husqvarna, 47 p.; 6. Honda, 3 p.;

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