Meghan Rutledge has capped off a stellar 2012 season with an impressive victory at the Geneva Supercross in Switzerland amongst a stacked field of the world's best in women's motocross.
Meghan Rutledge has capped off a stellar 2012 season with an impressive victory at the Geneva Supercross in Switzerland amongst a stacked field of the world’s best in women’s motocross.
Along with her Geneva win, the 17-year-old defended her Australian Women’s Motocross title, scored an AMA women’s motocross overall podium and moto win, before being invited to race at the X Games in Los Angeles and then made her way to Germany where she landed an FIM Women’s World Motocross Championship podium finish.
“I’ve accomplished all of my goals for 2012 and more,” said Rutledge. “Racing in Geneva wasn’t part of the plan but the opportunity came up so I took advantage of it and came away with a win which makes me speechless.
“I lost to Livia [Lancelot] and Vicki [Golden] at X Games so to come out and beat them just a few months later is unreal because they’re the best in the world.”
Rutledge will contest the Monster Energy MX Nationals MXD division in 2013 and looks forward to more overseas events.
“I’m really looking forwards to what lays ahead in 2013,” she added. “I’m looking forward to racing more overseas with Kawasaki and hopefully finishing top ten in the Under 19s class in Australian motocross.”
Kawasaki will continue supporting the rising star throughout 2013 as she plans to achieve even bigger and better things in the near future.