Kiwi rider Courtney Duncan has been the fastest female motocross rider in the world championship since bursting onto the scene in 2016.
After absolutely dominating and winning all but one of the nine races in 2019, she finally fulfilled her childhood dream of being crowned WMX World Champion.
It hasn’t been all smooth sailing though, with Duncan enduring three years of misfortune and injury that prevented her from claiming a championship. After leading the series during her debut season in 2016, she was forced to the sideline with injury when she crashed into a photographer who was standing on the race track.
Even as the new kid on the block, Duncan won five of the 14 races in 2016, more than any other individual that year, and this was even after her run-in with the photographer.
In the following year, a controversial jury decision denied her the 2017 title when the race was stopped at the final round while she was leading.
In 2018 with just two races left, an injury to a bone in her right foot and further damage to the ligaments that surround it forced her to again withdraw from the title chase.
This made her 2019 WMX World Championship title all the sweeter. We follow her journey of unwavering dedication and commitment as we absorb all that she has achieved in Girl on Fire.
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