Australian female motocross racer, Meghan Rutledge got her Women’s MX World Championship campaign off to the best possible start, dominating both Motos in Qatar.
The 19-year-old scored the holeshot in both races aboard her Bud Racing Kawasaki and was left to be relatively unchallenged for much of the distance.
After finishing second in the Women’s MX World Championship last year, the Picton-based racer has shown that she means business in an attempt to go one better in 2014.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season,” an elated Rutledge said post race. “My Bud Racing Team Kawasaki KX250F was awesome and I couldn’t have asked for more. I won FIM World races last year but never the double like I have here so I’m so excited.
“I can’t thank everybody at Bud Kawasaki Racing enough and also everyone at Kawasaki Australia for their ongoing support. It feels great to be able to get the red plate here at the first round and I can’t wait to get to Italy for the second round.”
She leads the Championship by eight points over Ireland’s Natalie Kane. The second round of the World Title will be held at Trentino, Italy on April 13.