The heavy sand track of Westerbork presented no problems to Lotte van Drunen of the Beursfoon KTM team as she raced to victory in both heats of the 65cc Open Dutch Championship event there. Lotte was in impeccable form, and rode to comfortable victories in both races.
After inspecting the track, Lotte declared herself confident before the training sessions. Her very first qualifying lap was the one that counted, and she posted the fastest time of the combined 65cc/85cc classes.
After discussing strategy with her brothers during the break, she lined up for the start of the first race. The more powerful 85cc machines passed her down the start straight, and she got into the business end of the race in sixth position. She quickly gained a few positions, and a few laps later, she had worked her way into second place overall, and first rider of her class. Maintaining this position to the flag gave her victory in the 65cc class.
A lesser start in race two gave Lotte even more work to do. She wasted no time though in moving up to third. It was not long before she was the leading 65cc rider again, and with her claiming the flag in that position, she was the overall class winner for the day.
Lotte has a handsome lead in the championship standings with two rounds left to go. She will participate in the penultimate round of the series at Varsseveld on 5 October. Lotte will be at Assen next weekend to support the Dutch team at the Motocross of Nations.