Wow the end of the season already.
The last round of the British Downhill Series took place at Caersws on the 25-26th of September. With all the team riders entered, the race took shape to be a good one. We arrive of Friday to do the usual setup and with thanks to www.Madison.co.uk for the use of a van everything got there in one piece.
After a perfect weekend at Molfre Will was looking to continue his current form and rode very well in practice. Will has made such an improvement over the year and choosing to practice with the faster riders really pays off. On race day Will came in a fantastic 3rd position on the day, meaning another National podium for the team. Although frustrating for him with only a 2.6 second gap between him and first, this was a superb ride!
Josh had come to the last round with an open mind. A brilliant performance at Aston hill the weekend before set him up for a good weekend. Change was the word for Josh however with his small 6 inch bike being taken away and a Full DH bike shoved between his legs. Josh took to this bike like a duck takes to water and showed everyone what he could do. His best National position to date, Josh came home in 6th with only 0.5 between him and the podium position! A good ending to Josh’s first race season!
Jack as usual entered the weekend with all guns blazing. Expected as nothing less from JG, His bike was working well and he just needed to stay on to make it count. After seeding in Second position and gaining valuable series position points he went into his race run with only one thing on his mind. To smoke everyone by at least 5 seconds . Unfortunately due to a crash in the middle section Jack finished in 12th position and was left feeling fed up and annoyed as the overall title would now be close!
After a nervous wait. Jack Finally got the news we all wanted. He had taken the overall Series win in Expert by 1 point! Congratulations to Jack!
Richy T well Richy “where did I crash again” Thomas unfortunately spent most of the weekend in Shropshire hospital after a big crash in practice. We all worried for Richy and he finally returned on the Sunday looking and feeling like he had been in few rounds with a professional boxer!
All in all a good but eventful weekend.