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11th overall for TJ O’Hare at Valkenswaard | News

KTM Diga Junior Racing team rider TJ O’Hare finished 11th overall at Round 2 of the Women's Motocross World Championship at the intimidating Valkenswaard circuit.

The young Australian rider finished 15th in Race 2 and a career-best eighth in Race 2 to earn 11th overall for the weekend.

The first WMX sprint of the weekend saw the best female motocross riders in the world competing on a very rough track. To make things even more complicated O’Hare had a few crashes, hitting her shoulder when she went down in the rollers on one occasion. On a faster, more flowing track the second day, TJ felt a lot more at ease. She rode her 250 SX-F to a terrific top-5 start, made a small mistake but pulled through to capture a strong eighth place at the end of the 20 minutes plus two laps event.

“I think I was a bit too stressed on Saturday I think. Halfway through the race I calmed myself down because I made some many mistakes but things improved from there,” said O’Hare. “After they flattened the track it was much easier to keep the speed today. I’m pumped about that eight place in the second race moto, my best world championship result ever! For the moment I’m quite pleased with my speed I just need to build more consistency into my riding to eliminate the mistakes. If I can achieve that even top-6 would be within reach.”