2016 FIM Women's Motocross World Champion
Born on 11 February 1988 in Paris, France
LIVIA LIFTS THE TITLE AGAIN
It took her eight years but Livia Lancelot (Kawasaki) finally confirmed her second FIM WMX World Championship this summer in one of the most competitive editions of the contest since Women’s Motocross was inaugurated as an FIM series back in 2008. The French woman owned the very first WMX title back then. This year, she has recovered from the heartbreak of a mechanical problem on the sighting lap while leading the standings entering the closing race last year to finally double her tally.
Lancelot’s campaign was one of consistency with important race victories in Germany, France and Switzerland through the seven-round, fourteen-moto affair. The 28-year-old faced acute threats from younger rivals such as Courtney Duncan (Yamaha), the Kiwi rookie so impressive in her first season, and Italy's four-time WMX winner Kiara Fontanesi (Honda), who switched to Honda machinery for 2016. Nancy van der Ven (Yamaha) of the Netherlands was also a pace-setter and ended up forcing Lancelot all the way to another tense championship finale. Eventually, across the damp sand of Assen, Lancelot grasped the No.1 plate that had proved so elusive for the better part of a decade, in a triumphant return to the top of Women's Motocross.
2 World titles - 2008, 2016