EMMA BRIS­TOW

Trial Magazine - - TRIAL MAGAZINE - WORDS: EMMA, JONNY • PIC­TURES: TRI­ALS ME­DIA, FU­TURE 7 ME­DIA

“…as far as he knows I am the first lady mo­tor­cy­cle rider from Great Bri­tain to win an in­di­vid­ual World

Cham­pi­onship – awe­some!”

Yes I am a mo­tor­cy­cle World Cham­pion, yes I am a mo­tor­cy­cle World Cham­pion and yes I have to keep re­mind­ing my­self. It’s a goal in life I al­ways dreamt of when I started com­pet­ing on mo­tor­cy­cles many years ago. My main dis­ci­pline is tri­als as you all know but when I was given the op­por­tu­nity to en­ter the Su­per En­duro World Cham­pi­onship by Sherco and MRS, who could have pre­dicted the re­sult.

Iwent to the fi­nal round of the Su­per En­duro in France with an out­side chance of tak­ing the ti­tle af­ter

had a big crash in round two in Poland where I fin­ished off the podium.

Jane Daniels was my big­gest threat due to her pre­vi­ous En­duro ex­pe­ri­ence but I ap­proached the fi­nal event very com­mit­ted know­ing that in rac­ing any­thing can hap­pen.

Qual­i­fy­ing went well and I put in the sec­ond quick­est time with my aim to get to the front as soon as pos­si­ble where I could con­trol the race.

I waited on the start grid with the Sherco ready to fire me from the gate and it did! I was soon at the head of the pack which al­lowed me to con­cen­trate and ride my own race; the noise from the crowd was un­real.

When Jane Daniels slipped on the rock sec­tion and went from sec­ond to third as Spain’s San­dra Gomez passed her, the ti­tle was mine, what a feel­ing!

One of my friends has in­formed me that as far as he knows I am the first lady mo­tor­cy­cle rider from Great Bri­tain to win an in­di­vid­ual World Cham­pi­onship – awe­some!

I would like to thank both the Sherco fac­tory and the MRS Sherco team here in the UK. Mal­colm and Rhoda Rath­mell have en­cour­aged me all the way as it was a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to demon­strate the abil­i­ties of the new Sherco En­duro ma­chine. To ev­ery­one else in­clud­ing all my spon­sors and sup­port­ers, we can all share the glory as I can proudly stake my claim that I am a World Cham­pion.

Af­ter all the ex­cite­ment of the En­duro world it was back to tri­als on the Sherco and the first round of the Ladies Bri­tish Cham­pi­onship. It was a good event and I felt very con­fi­dent on the ma­chine which re­sulted in a good pos­i­tive per­for­mance, yes 2014 is al­ready look­ing good.

Speak Soon – Emma B

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