British rider Emma Bristow has lifted the FIM Women’s SuperEnduro World Cup for the second time, taking the title wand winning the opening of two races at the finale in Helsinki at the weekend. Bristow was also the 2013 champion, giving her back-to-back wins in the indoor series.
Leading by six points from main rival Sandra Gomez, she was already the favourite going into the weekend, but control of the heats and only a crash in race two that cost her the win handed her her consecutive title in the two-round series.
Speaking afterwards, a delighted Bristow commented: “I knew the pressure was on me to take the title again. I did a lot more training for this season than I did last time. I was hoping it´s going to go my way but anything can happen like we saw at the second round. The clock goes really fast when you are behind. But I am really happy now", Bristow said right after the final.”
Director of FIM women in motorcycling commission Nita Korhonen was on hand to also acknowledge the Sherco rider’s achievements: "We are just developing the women´s SuperEnduro so there is long way to go. However we saw today in Finland that the level is surprisingly good at the top level. There was no need for modifications of the track as the women managed to race on exactly the same track as men. We are already talking about the next season with the organisers.”