Motorcross rider Britney Boyce.
Motorcross rider Britney Boyce. Alistair Brightman

Boyce turns bike pink for MX Nationals and fundraiser

MOTOCROSS: The familiar 452 on the front of Britney Boyce's bike returned to the track for the first time in February after her recovery from a broken back.

Today, the 452 will remain but the rest of her bike takes on a pinker look as she rides at the MX Nationals at Coolum, an event which doubles as a Pink Ribbon event and fundraiser for breast cancer research.

Boyce, 17, will also ride for the Australian Womens Motocross Championship among one of the strongest fields against which she has ridden.

It has been a strong return to competition for Boyce, who broke her back in a nasty crash on the first corner of the first race of the first round of the 2017 Sunshine State MX Series.

RACE DAY: Motorcross rider Britney Boyce will ride at the MX Nationals at Coolum this weekend. Her bike has gone pink as the event doubles as a major breast cancer research fundraiser.
RACE DAY: Motorcross rider Britney Boyce will ride at the MX Nationals at Coolum this weekend. Her bike has gone pink as the event doubles as a major breast cancer research fundraiser. Alistair Brightman

That crash, in which she suffered a fractured pelvis, fractured spine and widespread bruising, sidelined the tough-as-nails rider for 12 months.

She got back on the bike at the Airoh MX Sunshine State Series event at Hervey Bay Motocross Club's Dundowran home, and she eventually finished second in the series.

That good form continued into other competitions, as he recorded a crash left her in fifth in the Queensland titles, and she faced tougher riders at the New South Wales titles.

Motorcross rider Britney Boyce.
Motorcross rider Britney Boyce. Alistair Brightman

She is aiming for a top 10 finish in a field that could balloon to as much as 25, and if she repeats her performances at previous state titles she could finish even higher in what is her first season as a senior.

"The back is going really good now, but we're seeing how I go,” Boyce said.

"I raced at the NSW titles but that was muddy and a few mistakes made it a lot closer.

"I was the third-fastest at the Queensland titles but I had a crash in one of the races that pushed me right back.

"That was disappointing, I was going for top three but I was over-concentrating.

"This weekend, I'm doing the round to see where I'm at. It's a breast cancer weekend so we've done up the bike. I've got pink stickers, seat cover, and everything else.”

Go to mxnationals.com.au for more information.



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