Well qualifying turned out to be a stunning day on the bike!
Eleven elite men, two elite women, and two junior men all into the finals it leaves team Australia looking strong. The clouds stayed at bay until the riding was all over but who knows what that will do to the track overnight. Thunderstorms are forecast for midday tomorrow so it’s anyone’s guess. Thanks to Matt Staggs putting in the hard yards on the hill, for the banger gallery and captions!
Muddy back up to speed and pulling out a great 13th qualifier.
One more of SikMik heading into another suicide no hander over the final jump.
National Champs and a rising Aussie favourite.
Privateer Jordy Prochyra popping out of turns on his way to 75th.
Butler just scraping into finals in 20th.
The privateer life coming in hot and avoiding the non-quali party tonight, 63rd for Jake Newell.
Just a bit off the pace from Ben Dengate, next time buddy.
Tracey slicing her way through the rocks.
Intense team trains rocking all day long.
Jackson Frew pulled out a solid 39th on the flat out beast of MSA.
Super pumped to see Brent Smith back and charging.
A bad day for Riley Horsman managing to snap his rear valve in qualies and flatting.
Tegan took to the rocks and came in at 10th.
Matt McCorkell made it to the big show!
Clear skies and big whips.
Darcy Coutts laying it over.
Mick and Tracey both through with solid results this weekend.