Round 1 Vic DH Series
We have been waiting all year for the first round of the Victorian Downhill series. As we are a new company and are running a new team we have been very nervous about the first round to kick the series off, seeing how the riders would go and to see how our new products would be rated. We couldn’t be happier with the out come. Our riders had a great weekend and the reactions to our products was over whelming. People who purchased products or came to take a look were very happy with them. So we can’t wait to get more products out there for all riders to enjoy.
We would like to give a massive thank you to our team sponsor Cut and Fill who have helped us a lot to get the race team ready for this series and the national series. Cut and Fill are a civil construction company operating out of Melbourne building bridges and roads for Vic Roads.
Round 1 was held at Mt Major,Dookie in central Victoria. The track has a couple of testing rock sections and a fast rhythm section at the bottom,great for spectating as there are no trees enabling them to see 90% of the track from the bottom. The heckling seemed to be down a lot especially for the first round hopefully this picks up as it adds to the atmosphere of race day. We are very proud of how our riders went over the weekend. Liam Thomas who is recovering after breaking his collar bone and shoulder blade even managed to come along and support the other riders. We wish Laim a quick recovery and can’t wait to get him back on the bike.
Dylan Lombard who is racing in the very competitive U/19s class had a great weekend qualifying 5th and ending up with 7th, only missing a podium by .8 of a second. We are sure that Dylan will be on the podium this year at some point and we are very proud of the effort he puts into his racing. We would also like to thank Dylan’s parents Gary and Cathy for helping out over the weekend. Also to Dylan’s brother Justin for taking some great photos. p((.
Quentin Hill also had a great weekend racing in the most popular category (expert) with 41 riders. Quentin ended up with 19th. Although he wasn’t happy with his result we are. Being that it was his first race in downhill it will only make him a better rider as he looks to improve at each round this year.
Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers who took the time to help out. Without you we wouldn’t have a series to race. We are looking forward to round 2 at the You Yangs near Geelong to see how the boys go.