Nancy van der Ven will entrust her 2017 Women’s World Motocross Championship campaign to Yamaha again. The agreement between Yamaha and the star rider was extended at the end of 2016, and Nancy has established her own team, the No Fear Energy Yamaha Official WMX Team.” The co-operation with Yamaha has been flawless for the last few years, and I had no reason to look for something else. I feel at home on the 2017 Yamaha YZ-F250, and I had no hesitation in signing on the dotted line,” Van der Ven said enthusiastically.
Van der Ven has been working hard over the winter period. Her training period in Spain went well and she managed a good number of hours on the bike as well as a rigorous fitness training regime. ” I have left nothing to chance during the off-season and trained really hard. I feel fit, and the riding is going very well at the moment. We will round off our preparations in the next three weeks and then head into the season.”
The first round of the WMX championships will take place on the weekend of 4-5 March in Indonesia. The Pangkal Pinang track is new on the calendar, and Nancy is not entirely sure of what to expect. “The track will be new for everyone, and I’m keen to see what it’s like. I’ll concentrate on finding my rhythm quickly and performing my best,” she said.
Van der Ven won two GP’s last year and finished second in the world championships. She maintains a realistic outlook for 2017. “Everyone wants to be world champion as do I. It won’t be easy, because everyone trains hard and has good equipment. The differences are small, but I will give my very best.”