Emma races in the USA

Emma Bristow.
Emma Bristow.

Fresh from her win at the opening FIM World Trial’s Championship round in the Czech Republic, Emma Bristow switched back to the Sherco Enduro machine for the XGames in Austin, Texas.

The current ladies’ FIM SuperEnduro World Champion finished fifth after a close battle for fourth in the closing laps of the race in the USA.

Based at the famous Circuit Of The Americas, the event took place in blistering heat and humidity on the fast open track, with big jumps with not many technical elements to the circuit.

A full starting grid of 12 qualifiers raced in the final which was broadcast on live television.

Emma set the fourth quickest lap time on her hot lap, not far from the front runners but after a bad start in the race she worked hard to fight her way back to a fifth place finish.

“I love this event as it’s simply an amazing experience to race in front of such huge crowds,” Emma said.

“I am a little disappointed with my result as I know I can ride much quicker, but because of my world trials commitments it has made it hard to practice for the event.”