Kiwi Courtney Duncan has won her third consecutive women’s motocross world championship.
Duncan ensured she won the title in the final round of races at Trentino in Italy.
She entered the final stage of the series with a 16-point advantage over closest rival Kiara Fontanesi.
In race one, Germany’s Larissa Papenmeier won in front of Nancy Van De Ven (Netherlands), with Duncan in third place. However, Kiara Fontanesi crashed which meant she was too far behind to win the title.
In race two, Duncan led after the second lap and maintained full control until the chequered flag.
The win was her 5th of the season and ensured that Duncan was second overall in Italy.
In terms of the championship, Duncan secured her third consecutive world title. Van De Ven finished second with the silver medal ahead of Fontanesi, who had to settle for bronze.