|Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM|
Toni’s campaign at the FIM Women’s World Enduro Championship came to an end this past weekend as she competed in the last round in Brioude, France.
She felt very confident going in to the last event and it showed as she achieved her best results to date in the WEC Championship.
She arrived in Brioude on Tuesday night and spent the whole of Wednesday and some of Thursday walking the specials. They looked great and she couldn’t wait to get started.
Friday she managed to test the bike and get her suspension setup ahead of the Super Test on Friday night. The Super Test has been one of Toni’s biggest challenges and getting stuck in the rock garden twice, despite no other mistakes, left her behind. You cannot afford to make any mistakes in the Super Test.
Saturday kicked off in excellent fashion and she managed a 6th in the Cross Test, which was a fast section on the side of a hill, only 30 seconds behind Laia Sanz. It boosted Toni’s confidence and she knows that her hard work is paying off. She lost some time in the Extreme Test with its tricky sections. She just couldn’t stay on the bike and because of too many falls she dropped a few positions. In the Enduro Test, which was long and flowing and had two massive sandy climbs, didn’t make matters better as she got stuck behind one of the other ladies and didn’t have any opportunities to pass. She finished off the day in 10th position. Not entirely happy with her day, knowing that she has the ability to do better.
Sunday was a great day for Toni and it proved that consistency pays off. She kept it on two wheels with solid riding in most of the specials and was rewarded with an 8th place at the end of the day.
Toni finished in the Championship with a hard earned 12th overall out of 26 ladies. She quotes Brioude as being her best international race so far and has just fuelled her motivation that her hard work will keep paying off as she can see the results getting better each time.
Toni says: “Just want to say a huge thank you to Ludivine Puy for being there for the ladies at every round of the World Enduro Championship! For those who dont know Lulu, she is the 1st Women World Champ and the one who introduced women into the World Championships. Lulu is there at every race to help the women and ride the course before to make sure it is ok for us! Thank you Lulu for all the help, support, advice and motivation at every race and each special test!”
Toni now heads to the last National Off Road Race before she heads to Argentina for the ISDE.
Thanks to Motorsport South Africa (MSA), Women in Motorsport (WIM) and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) for their continued support.
Toni Jardine is supported by the following sponsors:
Mr. Move Worldwide Botswana, Yamaha, 32Gi, JT Racing, WM Digital Solutions, Pure Athlete Performace, Hayward Suspension, DRD, Hyde, EVS, Dunlop, Cycra, XBrand, Jett, Powasol, Nithrone, Kyocera, Hydrapak, Solid Decals, Maxima Oils and Risk Racing.
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