Kawasaki’s Meghan Rutledge has finished the 2nd round of the FIM Women’s MX World Championship on the podium. Rutledge’s 3rd place in Slovenia keeps her in 2nd place in the Championship.

With a KX250F supplied by Team Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki, 18 year old Meghan Rutledge was able to capitalize on her 2nd place finish at the series opener with another podium finish in Slovenia. Meghan raced to 3-3 results for 3rd overall and now sits 16 points shy of the series leader with 6 rounds remaining.

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Meghan Rutledge say’s, “I’m so happy to be on the podium again. I’m happy with the way I rode but I know I can do better. I didn’t get a really good start in the first race and it took me a while to get around some riders and really start chasing and in the second moto I had a crash on the first lap and had to regroup from that but all in all, a good result and I can’t wait for Italy next weekend.”

“It’s been a real steep learning curve for me over here. I’m trying to adjust to life and racing over here as quickly as I can and to get good results like I did really helps. I wouldn’t be here without the support of Bud Kawasaki and Kawasaki and I’d like to give a big thank you to Troy Campbell from Easternwell back in Australia. I wouldn’t be here without his support.”

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Meghan heads to Italy for the 3rd round of the series this weekend. Meghan will then race in Croatia on July 7th before heading back to Australia to compete at the Appin round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals and train for X-Games in Los Angeles, USA.

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2013 FIM WMX World Championship (after round 2): 

1. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 100

2. MEGHAN RUTLEDGE (AUS, KAWASAKI), 84

3. Natalie Kane (IRL, KTM), 80

4. Stephanie Laier (GER, Kawasaki), 76

5. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, KTM), 56

6. Britt van der Wekken (NED, Honda), 48

7. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki) 48

8. Justine Charroux (FRA, Yamaha) 37

9. Nina Klink (NED, KTM), 36

10 Francesca Nocera (ITA, Suzuki) 32