Meghan Rutledge wins Australian Women’s MX Championship
Kawasaki KX rider Meghan Rutledge had a strong 2018 racing season winning 5 Australian Titles. Meg is full throttle and collecting more titles in 2019.
At Manjimup 15000 on the weekend Meg Rutledge won the Australian Women’s MX Championship for the 2nd consecutive year on board the 2019 Kawasaki KX250. The Back-to-Back Australian MX title adds to the list of Meg’s recent achievements:
1st – 2019 MX Nationals Women’s Championship
1st – 2018 Australian Supermoto Championship – Women’s Class
1st – 2018 Australian Queen of MX
1st – 2018 MX Nationals Women’s Championship
1st – 2018 Hattah Desert Race – Ladies
1st – 2018 Coffs Harbour Stadium Motocross – Women’s class
Lead up for the 2019 season has been even better than last year for Meg. Mental preparation and body strengthening empowered Meg to control the nerves that can creep in; running with the No.1 red plate adds pressure, but that didn’t slow Meg Rutledge down!
Meghan commented on her 2019 success and the results of the last round of MX Championship – Women’s Division:
“I had a great first day on the Kawasaki KX250 at the Manjimup 15,000 Motocross for the 3rd and final round in the Women’s Division of the Australian MX Nationals Championship. I qualified in P1 and finished P1 in Race 1. There was an epic battle with Jess Moore for the lead and we both pushed each other to the limit of our skills and endurance. The extra training I have been putting in gave me the edge in this race to get ahead and to take the win.”
Racing can be bitter-sweet and Day 2 was not quite as kind to Meg Rutledge:
“I had an unfortunate crash in moto 1 resulting in an injured thumb. However, I managed to keep on the throttle and hold on for the day. Taking P2 in all 3 motos, leaving me 2nd overall for the weekend. This earnt me enough for me to claim back-to-back Australian MX Championships – Women’s Division – 2018 / 2019. ☝🏼🥇🥇”.