Fresh from her win at the opening round of the FIM World Trials Championships in the Czech Republic, Emma Bristow switched back to the Sherco Enduro machine for the XGames in Austin, Texas.
The current ladies’ FIM SuperEnduro World Champion finished fifth after a close battle for fourth in the closing laps of the race in the United States.
Based at the famous Circuit Of The Americas, the event took place in blistering heat and humidity on the fast open track, with big jumps with not many technical elements to the circuit.
A full starting grid of 12 qualifiers raced in the final which was broadcast live on TV and attracted thousands of spectators.
Emma, from Alford, set the fourth quickest lap time on her hot lap, close to the front runners, and after a bad start fought her way back to finish fifth.
She said: “I love this event – it’s an amazing experience to race in front of such huge crowds.
“I am a little disappointed with my result as I know I can ride much quicker, but because of my world trials commitments it has made it hard to practise for the event.”