Motocross rider, Taylor Thompson, tops state titles for second straight year

Taylor Thompson from Lower Portland has taken out consecutive Princess of Motocross titles at the King of MX NSW State Titles two weeks ago at Nowra.

She has had a successful 2019 so far and hopes to continue her success into the rest of the year.

Princess of MX: Taylor Thompson races at the King of MX NSW titles in Nowra, June, 2019. Picture: Supplied.

Princess of MX: Taylor Thompson races at the King of MX NSW titles in Nowra, June, 2019. Picture: Supplied.

Thompson started riding bikes when she was three years old and obtained her race licence when she was four years old, where she always aspired to enter motocross.

"She has always been attracted to motorbikes," said Taylor's mum Deanne. "We live in Lower Portland so she's just always been around it.

"She used to fall asleep on the bike and her dad would have to drive her up to me.

"She's just always loved it."

The now 14-year-old has been awarded the NSW title for the best female rider at the King of MX two years in a row.

"It blows her mind," said Deanne. "She trains so hard and is so dedicated to racing.

"She gets up in the mornings and prepares her lunches. She's strategically eats her food and goes to the gym everyday. She has a personal trainer.

"She eats, sleeps and breathes motocross."

At the titles Taylor took out the 85cc and the 125cc classes, with the latter giving her the NSW title.

She also competes in the amcross series in the 85cc class, where she came in second overall.

"She is the only girl in the series ... there is around 45 boys at the starting gates, along with her," said Deanne.

"But she holds her own against them. She shows that she can compete with the best of the boys."

Taylor travelled to Tasmania for the Australian motocross titles, where she started off with a nasty crash on day one.

"She pushed through," said Deanne. "Taylor ended up coming third overall in two classes, which she was disappointed with because she knew she could do better."

Taylor is planning on travelling to South Australia in a few months to compete at the Australian titles, where she is determined to come in first.

"Taylor's always says that 'second is the first loser'," said Deanne.

Princess: Taylor Thompson, 14, crowned at the NSW State titles in Nowra. Picture: Supplied

Princess: Taylor Thompson, 14, crowned at the NSW State titles in Nowra. Picture: Supplied

Her success doesn't end there, she came third overall last weekend in the amcross at Bega.

Taylor is planning to follow this up with a successful run at Dubbo this weekend at the East Coast series, where she is currently leading the board as the highest scoring female rider.

She is supported by Go Girls Racing Australia.

"They are planning to take four female riders to America and Taylor, who is in year nine, wants to leave school and join them," said Deanne.

"She really wants to follow her racing and see where she can go with it."

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