Kawasaki Supported Rider Meghan Rutledge has been competing with Kawasaki for a number of years and is now heading off to compete on the world stage!
Reigning Australian women’s motocross champion Meghan Rutledge will make a return to the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship (WMX) at Valkenswaard’s MXGP of The Netherlands.
Rutledge previously contested the MXGP Series in 2013 and 2014, managing with vice champion honours in both 2013 and 2014. Recently Meghan interviewed with MotoOnline.com.au “It all came around randomly and unexpectedly,” Rutledge admitted to MotoOnline.com.au. “I had no intentions of going back to Europe – obviously I raced there in 2013 and 2014. During 2015 I suffered a pretty intense injury to my thumb, which pretty much put me out of competitive racing for three years.
Meg went on by saying “The start of 2018 was the first year I stepped onto a bike rode pain free, thanks to my local doctor. That brought my love for the sport back, and last year was a super successful year for me. I went down to Thredbo mountain bike riding during the off-season, and my partner Aaron said ‘why don’t we try and get back over there?’ – I just laughed at him and thought ‘like that’s going to happen’. I sent an email to just see what happens, and no more than a week later, I had an email from Kawasaki Europe that BUD Racing would take me on for round one of the world championship.”
Meghan has also organised a go-fund me page for her MXGP campaign to assist with the costs of travelling to the 31 March event, which can be found on her Facebook page, be sure to like and follow her Facebook!