Courtney Duncan will sign a two-year extension with the Bike it MTX Dixon Racing team this week.
Initially broken by Stuff, Duncan will remain with the team where she won the last three women’s world motocross championships.
Duncan became an unrestricted free agent after winning last year’s world championship. However, she says she never really envisioned leaving the Kawasaki squad.
“They brought me on board when I was kind of at rock bottom and invested a lot in me and both sides share that same vision. So, first and foremost I was looking at staying,” she said.
Last year, Duncan rode herself into the history books by becoming only the sport’s third three-time women’s world champion.
The record for the most title wins is held by Italian rider Kiara Fontanesi, with six.
Two more seasons, for now at least, with arguably the championship’s most complete team will give Duncan a realistic shot of closing in on Fontanesi’s record.
After last season’s triumph, Duncan said she plans on becoming one of the sport’s greats.
She is also in the running for New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year in this month’s Halberg Awards.
Stuff reports Duncan will sign her new contract on Thursday.