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Meghan Rutledge set to compete in Germany

2 years ago

Teenage sensation Meghan Rutledge is set to continue her 2012 international racing campaign when she heads to Europe to compete at the German round of the FIM World championships in just over two months time. Rutledge will be competing for Monster Energy Kawasaki Elf Team Pfeil, after the ride was secured by the Moss Institute.

Moss Institute did not heed the warning from Chad Reed not to send Jake Moss to the USA to young, but with a factory ride on offer and excitement levels at a high Moss was sent anyway. Even with a 4th in his first AMA event, living on his own in a new country at 17 proved to be a mistake and a lesson learned for not just Jake but for the Moss Institute as a whole. Moss Institute Protégé Rutledge was sent to the United States this season for a sample of racing at the highest level and at 17 years of age secured a moto win and a podium from her first two U.S Pro Motocross events. Though the temptation to continue was there after her great early results, the lessons learnt from Jake Moss’s experiences kept a lid on getting over excited.

The current Australian women’s Motocross champion now has a great opportunity to continue her growth on the World stage in what is proving to be a great year in her quest to take the next step in her riding career. Rutledge will head to Europe with Moss Institute Manager Rona to compete in the Teutschenthal German round of the FIM world championships in late September on the Monster Energy Kawasaki Elf Team Pfeil to gain even more valuable experience.

“It’s been a dream since 2004 when Greg coached me to my win in the State Titles against the boys and it’s what I’ve been training for since then.” said Rutledge regarding her overseas opportunities. “Moss Institute has always believed in me and I can’t wait to head to Germany with Rona to contest the World Championship round.”

Rutledge has successfully been racing in Australia since she was a young girl and on many occasions winning not only every women’s class for her age group but also the boys on her way up over the years. The rider who hails from New South Wales has been racing Australian Supercross since the age of 14, including regularly making the main events in the Under 19s class at the now defunct SuperX series against Australia’s best up and coming male talent.

This year has seen Rutledge once again qualify into every round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals in the MXD class she has attended as well as her success at the Lucas Oils Pro Motocross Championship in America with her U.S stint being capped off with a fine fourth place effort in the Women’s MotoX event at X Games.

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