Seven days lie between Courtney Duncan and a third successive World Motocross Championship. But between now and then, the quick Kiwi is still putting in the hard yards.
Duncan extended her championship lead over the weekend in Spain to 16 points with two races remaining.
She finished second and first in the two races at the Spanish intu-Xanadù circuit.
But despite being in a prime position to become only the third three-time women’s champion, Duncan isn’t leaving anything to chance.
“At the end of the day I haven’t won anything yet,” she said.
“That big prize and reward lies ahead in seven days’ time. Until then I need to continue doing my thing, putting in the work, and making sure I’m ready.”
Duncan could have had two wins over the weekend but crashed while leading in race one.
She managed to remount and finish second.
“It was a simple mistake on my behalf. You live and you learn, I suppose.”
The accident left Duncan with a fractured finger. Still, she went on to dominant race two.
“Moto 2 was a different story, and I was able to get off to a good start and make some passes on the first lap.
“After making my way into the lead, I pulled a solid gap, then maintained it to win.”
Importantly, Duncan finished ahead of her main title threat and six-time world champion Kiara Fontanesi in both races.
Duncan has flown back to the Kawasaki team base in England before leaving for Italy for the season finale later this week.
“Not a whole lot goes on now. The most important thing is recovery and making sure I can get my body in the best spirit it can be to go chase the championship.”