Lynn Valk discusses her penalty in Germany

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Lynn Valk rode great in the second WMX moto in Germany and thought she had won. But after the race she quickly found out she was docked two positions for not respecting waved yellow flags.

The Dutch talent stated she only passed a back macker because she didn’t want to get stuck behind slower riders on an uphill but she still got docked.

Valk posted the following message on social media:

“A bittersweet weekend at the WMX of Germany. The first moto, riding wasn’t the best, but finished in P5. Second moto I took the holeshot and the riding was very good and won the moto, although I thought I won the moto, that would put me on the box again (5-1). But then they told me I got a 2 position penalty, because there were waved yellow flags on an uphill and I passed a lapped rider, yes a lapped rider. I was riding on my own not battling for a position. I was just trying to not get stuck or crash. But I think that’s what the FIM wanted me to do to make sure there was another yellow flag on the track. And I think we’ve had enough during the second moto”.

“But anyway happy about my riding. Big thanks to my team Schmicker Racing and mechanics for all their hard work. See you in Maggiora in 2 weeks time”.