Lotte van Drunen remains in the lead in the WMX Championship

De Baets Yamaha Supported MX Team’s Lotte van Drunen powered through wet and treacherous conditions to finish third overall at the fourth round of the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship in Teutschenthal, Germany. As a result, the Dutch star has continued her 100% podium streak while maintaining an 8-point lead in the championship with just three rounds remaining in 2024.

Following her back-to-back wins in Sardinia and Spain, van Drunen arrived in Germany with the series leader’s red plates firmly affixed to her GYTR-kitted YZ250F.

A mediocre start in Race One cost van Drunen dearly. Faced with an extremely technical, wet, and rutty track, the Yamaha star powered through the pack to reach fifth before the end of the opening lap but lost tow with the front runners and ultimately finished third.

After heavy rain fell overnight, Race Two on Sunday presented an added challenge. After spinning on the gate, van Drunen put in an incredible performance as she charged through the field in brutal conditions to finish as runner-up.

After clinching her fourth consecutive piece of podium silverware, van Drunen now looks forward to the fifth round of the series, which will take place in Maggiora, Italy, on June 15-16.

In the MXGP class, Benoit Paturel had a strong weekend. After finishing twelfth in the qualifying heat on Saturday, he added a fourteenth place in the first heat. In the second moto the Frenchman got a good start and then had a strong race. Paturel managed to cross the finish line in a very strong seventh place and finished eighth overall in the Grand Prix.

The De Baets MX team will now travel to Kegums in Latvia, where the next Grand Prix will be held this weekend.

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