Race Report: Gravity Project Rd4 @ QECP

Race Report: Gravity Project Round4 at QECP 1st June

QECP trail collective host Gravity project on their home turf. This was sure to be an interesting race, with Gravity Project carrying out lots of work to the track this year, adding a whole new top section, which as tight and challenging.

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The track started a bit slick in practice with lots of riders struggling with the rock garden, root of doom & drop combo.

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Through the day the track started drying out. You could see riders getting quicker as the conditions improved and they where getting used to the features in the track.

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After lots of practice/crashing it was time for the race runs.

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There were less crashes in the first round of race runs.

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By the final race run, the track had dried considerably, lots of very quick time were being put in.

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It was a great race, fun had by all. Gravity Project put on a really good event and we hope to be hosting Rd4 again next year.

 

Podiums

Senior men

1  Adam HARDING 1:25.38  (Fastest Time of the day)
2  Sam MARZETTI   1:26.89
3  Zak HURRELL  1:27.33

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Junior men

1 Ruairi PHELAN  Kreek Racing Team 1:34.87
2 Tom PARKER  Kreek Racing Team 1:39.38
3  Michael SHERATON  TC Freeriders 1:40.32

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Masters men
1 Andrew GARDINER  Gravity Project 1:29.87
2 James WEAMES 1:29.96
3  Chris ARCHER  1:31.05

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Veteran men
1 82 Graham GOODYEAR  DC cycles / Gravity Project 1:35.62
2  Keith SAUNDERS  Bournemouth Cycleworks / TF Tu 1:35.81
3  Rich SIMPSON  Supernova Cycles 1:36.40

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Youth men
1 Jack MILLER  1:35.05
2 Alfie KILLNER  Aston Hill MTB Club  1:36.29
3 Ollie HAMILTON-FOX   1:40.07

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Juvenile men
1 Jordan BEIGHTON  Kreek Racing Team 1:34.92
2 Riley JENNER  1:35.54
3 Josh MEAD  Team Porc Whisper Bikes 1:41.12

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Ripper men
1 Jeremy COE  1:48.31
2 Sion MARGRAVE  Team Darenth 1:51.63
3 Lucas MEAD  Team Porc Whisper Bikes 1:56.78

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Hardtail men
1 Matthew WELCH  1:34.92
2 Scott FITZGERALD  QECP Trail Collective 1:38.67
3 Adam CHANT 1:41.22

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Women
1  Ami GRINDLEY  1:56.05
2  Erika EXELBY  Army CSR 2:00.38
3  Helen MCHALE  New Forest CC 2:01.66

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See you next year guys.

 

Just for fun QECP Trail Collective team:

Scott FITZGERALD  1:38.67

David GOULSON  1:42.10

Jesse STAPLE   1:42.74

Alan SANDERSON  1:53.32

Alex SMITH  2:02.28