Queen of the Track
Current world champ Katherine Prumm enjoyed back to back wins in the opening round of the Australian Women’s Motocross Championships in Victoria. The South Auckland Kawasaki rider was her own harshest critic, claiming “I didn’t ride well; I could have won by more.” At just 18, Prumm is already a certified star of the sport. Last year Prumm was crowned women’s world champion after winning both rounds of the series, in Germany and Sweden. She also competed in the WMA (US) Championship and shocked the Americans by winning both races in the opening round. A broken hand prevented her from advancing to the finals. At Motorcycling New Zealand’s annual awards night in February, Prumm was named MNZ Off Road Rider of the Year for 2006 and received the Special Achievement Award.