Prumm to Take on Dutch Championship RoundWednesday, April 16, 2008 | 8:39 AM
Double FIM Women’s World Cup winner and new Van Beers Yamaha rider Katherine Prumm will attempt to make a small piece of history in three weeks time when she strives to become the first female to qualify and participate in the Jumbo Dutch Motocross championship. The New Zealander, who has been based in the Netherlands since mid-March in preparation for her assault with the YZ250F on the first ever Women’s World Championship this year, is aiming to pit herself against Holland’s best, and no-doubt a selection of Grand Prix racers, at the third round of the series at Rhenen on May 1st.
“I have been in Europe for quite a while now and we are just looking for some races to contest before going to Bulgaria,” she commented. “Rhenen will be a big challenge and something I am really looking forward to.”
“I am not daunted by the track but obviously the level of competition is going to be very high and there will also be some of the top guys from the world championship in there also,” she added “to qualify would be an achievement and I will certainly try my best.”
“My time here has been good and beneficial. I have been doing a lot of training and getting the bike set-up. I went to the first Grand Prix at Valkenswaard and generally things have been going OK, even though the apartment is a bit empty at the moment because my team-mate has gone back to Russia for the week!”
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