This weekend we decided to late enter and race the Red Bull pro nationals, this would be the first one we had done all year.
After a nightmare trip getting to Canada Heights, Kent the track was in prime condition with what looked like some pretty cool changes.
Qualifying: After a good free practice session I felt good going in to qualifying, I keyed some good laps in straight away. The times was very close and a second was huge in where it put you in the order. I ended the session on 21st out of everyone mx1/mx2 and 12th MX1 which wasn’t great but with the times being so close I wasn’t really off the pace.
Race 1: I didn’t make a great start but I was good round the first two corners and came out inside the top 15. I rode a good race and stayed out of trouble and was battling with some good guys all the way to the end where I crossed the line in 12th mx1/mx2 and 8th MX1
Race 2: Again I didn’t make a good start and this time I got caught up in the first turn with another rider meaning I set off right at the back. I put the hammer down straight away but the track wasn’t the best for passing and there was also a lot of good riders in the race which made it really difficult to catch up. I kept going all through the race to end up 17th in the race and 11th MX1
Race 3: The track was gnarly by this point of the weekend and it had began to bake hard. I got a mediocre start and was around 20th. The opening 2 laps I was not aggressive enough through the dust and I took it nice and steady which put me quite far down the order. After the first 5 mins I began to start picking the riders off and I moved up to 19th when I had a collision with another rider damaging my throttle tube causing it to stick badly so I was forced out of the race with 5 mins to go.
The weekend started off pretty good on Saturday and I felt like I rode good all weekend. The mixed races with MX1 and MX2 are hard races and you really need to make a good start and get away at the front as it is hard to catch up. Hopefully I will get to do the last 2 rounds of the championship