Round 1 -Saturday
Results cruiser: Moto’s 1st, 1st, 2nd, Semi 1st, Final 8th
Results 20″: Moto’s 1st, 2nd, 1st, Quarter 1st, Semi 4th , Final 1st
I was feeling confident after training hard all winter and recent performances at regional races. I crashed in the cruiser final on the technical last straight going for the win but was not injured. After a messy semi final in the Vets class, I bounced back with a great gate to win from a tougher outside lane. Always takes me a while to feel comfortable on the track but after 11 laps of racing, I felt smooth and ready for days 2 battles.
Round 2 -Sunday
Results cruiser: Moto’s 1st, 1st, 1st, Semi 1st, Final 1st
Results 20″, Moto’s 1st, 1st, 1st,Quarter 1st, Semi 2nd, Final 1st
Feeling a little tired and sore from Saturdays crash, I drew some easier moto’s so could save some energy for later in the day. My gates were strong again and I only lost one lap all day to finish the weekend happy with a double win. A great start to the year and looking forward to getting some more riding time in mid week now the nights are lighter. 4 months to the World Championships so I will be working hard to be as fast as I can be when we get to Rockhill, South Carolina
Rocked up in Manchester on my New V4 Pure Bicycle, sporting the Maxxis Orange Livery and a brand new set of Maxxis Torch Tyres, undoubtedly the best tyres I have ever used, upon the best BMX Frame I have ever ridden!
Now attached to this machine via the brand new HT SX Pedals, which are simply awesome, hardly any movement, meaning power transfer at its best, thanks HT Components…
Practice went well, which is better than my pre-season training, which had been lacking this past winter due to other commitments at work etc.
With 45 riders listed in Vets, and I was down to just race on the Saturday, it was going to be a tough race day.
It started well, with a second in my first Moto of the day, then that was followed by a third in my second moto, and a fourth in my last moto, ensuring qualification to the stacked quarter finals in Vets…
4th pick saw me in gate 3, and I was fourth until I left the door open in the second corner, and form there I couldn’t get back up to the qualifying spot, my day was done, and although disappointed, it my was my own fault, 3 sessions in the winter is not ideal training..
Note to self… Eat Less, Train More and Go for it!!!
This was my first race back after surgery to fix my wrist problems post Rio, I raced the SX open on Saturday night and had some solid laps and qualified to the final, I did not get my best start in the final and got squashed on the inside of the pack so decided that rather than risk crashing and risk injury I backed off and finished a safe 6th
The Sunday open SX race was a similar small field but I put in many solid laps and finished the race of with a win in the final, it was great to be back racing and I am looking forwards to racing in Zolder Belgium next weekend.
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