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17 Juli 2015 Livia aiming for Women’s World MX title as series gains more fans

As winner of the inaugural Women’s World MX Championship back in 2008, Kawasaki sensation Livia Lancelot is looking to return the trophy to France this season, with the final round at the Czech GP at Loket on 25-26th July.  

Livia has certainly had a varied career since that display of ‘girl power’ seven years ago. Instead of racking up World titles the twenty-seven year old from Saint-Denis travelled extensively, logging great results at the brutal Le Touquet sand race and taking numerous X Games medals in the States. And possibly most impressively, she set up her own team; Team One One Four, from which she runs her Kawasaki KX250F.
Mirroring the recent Women’s World Cup, the performances of the racers in the WMX series have certainly made fans and commentators notice. At the French GP Livia’s best lap would have placed her in the Top 20 of the overall MX2 class best times.
The series has seen a real rivalry build up between Livia and three time Champion Kiara Fontanesi. The two fast ladies go into the final round with Livia just two points in the lead (220 to 218) with all to play for in this double race format event.
Livia recently went through the pain barrier to take a fifth French National MX title, despite injuring herself and then managed to also retain the ‘red plate’ a series leader in the World series.
Livia explains, “The last few weeks have been very busy after my unlucky crash at the French GP, I’ve had to deal with recovery and rehab more than riding. My advantage is now just two points instead of the 25 I had, so now there is nothing to think about.. I just need to go for the win! 
Running the team is interesting as you are the boss and can choose what you want to use; the bikes, your parts, I'm riding with almost all the brands that I always wanted. I also have a great team behind me, and I chose them! It means that I have maybe 3 or 4 jobs at the same time- I'm a rider first but also the owner, the manager, the trainer... It's a lot of work, and sometimes it takes up too much time, but I still love racing for my own team. 
The level of Women’s Motocross is improving every year. The times are getting much closer from us to MX2. Also we have had some great racing; the first moto in France was crazy, me and Kiara gave our best and the crowd were on fire.
It’s nice to see young girls coming up through MX, I think that we can show now, that it isn't a sport only for men!”