We set of for Moelfre early morning with an extra team member than before. The first time Baby Ava had been to a race and at only 3 weeks old, I’m sure she was the youngest one there!
The weekend went well with Richy, Jack and Will all enjoying the wet practice. Tyres were changed between High Rollers and Wet Screams all weekend as the track conditions changed each run. The track had seen many changes and improvements over the old Moelfre track, with new jumps added into the middle and lower sections of the course. The end of the track also took the riders through the last section of the 4x track with three kicking doubles before it opened out through the final corners into the sprint for the line. With the grass wet in practice, it was fun to watch many riders take an unexpected seat on the floor as they tried to stop after the line.
A special thanks goes out to Richy Thomas’s Mum for bring a whole Chocolate cake for the pit area!!!
Sunday morning came round after a very windy night! As we woke to find our easy up’s still in place, many didn’t survive the night! Practice resumed and after two runs Jack unfortunately came off and hurt his wrist, with icepacks on and the 661 wrist support dug out, he rested and waited for seeding. Will went first and arrived at the top for seeding in good spirits. After a good clean run he seeded first and came back to the pits with a very big smile on his face! After nasty crash is Masters, the Air ambulance was called for the 3rd time and seeding was eventually cancelled in favour of getting home on Sunday night!
Will was back up the hill again, with his extra practice(seeding) run under his belt he rode like a true professional and rode to his limit. He Finish in 1st place with a gap of over 2 seconds to second place!
Jack was next to leave the pit, his wrist wrapped up and hoping it would hold out for his one run. Seeded First from the series positions we waited for the last man down. He rode as best he could with a very bad wrist and posted a brilliant time, earning him 11th place in the process. A good performance allowing him to drop his first round position of 15th and concentrating on the overall series!
Richy T had been quite all weekend. From some brilliant results in the last two rounds of the world cup, he seemed quietly confident, but a little concerned over the lack of seeding run position. He came down the hill looking like he wanted the win and post the second fastest time as he crossed the line. Two riders were left, Steve Peat and Marc Beaumont. Both unfortunately beat his time, But meant for the first time this year Richy was on the podium. 4th place took Richy to stand on what could have been a world cup podium. Super performance dude!!
We now have a small break until the last round of the nationals. Hopefully see you soon!
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