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Sheet Media presents the Euro 4X from Afan in sunny Wales.
Had a great weekend filming this, shame I couldn't use all my footage but you would of been sat here for ages haha. Anyway back to the racing, qualifying was fairly dry with Scott Beaumont and Katy Curd taking the pole position for the knock out stages.
In the knockout's which is a format I haven't been used to, I did think it created some amazing moto's with more on the line if you aren't crossing the line in first or second and the rain wasn't dampening spirits in the slightest and with Cooper and Mop Head keeping the crowds entertained with there usual random banter.
Onto the finals I'll leave it in the words of the Euro 4x Series themselves as they sum it up perfectly.
Katy took gate 1, Suzanne on 2, Cara on 3 and Jess Greaves was on 4. Katy got the snap and checked out. She rode a perfect lap to take the win and be crowned the 2012 Schwalbe Euro 4X Series Women’s champion. A great battled behind Katy ended with Suzanne in 2nd, Jess in 3rd and Cara 4th. A quick mention to Erin Maquire who finished 5th. In only her 2nd ever 4X race, the 16 year old Erin already looks like she has a huge future in 4X and her qualification time was impressive. Looking forward to seeing how she progresses into 2013.
The rookies also had a great final. Ryan Hutchinson who is in his first ever year racing 4X took his first win ahead of Dylan Grell Delsol, Connor Sellors and Cai Wootton. These guys are the stars of the future so remember these names.
So back to the elite men. There was some awesome racing through the rounds. This format of straight knockout really throws up some surprises as senior riders go against elites. By the final the field had been whittled down to Scott Beaumont, Daniel Prijkel, Issac Mundy and Mirco Weiss.
Beaumont chose gate one, Prijkel with second gate pick went for gate three, Mundy took two and Mirco Weiss went in four. Prijkel was planning the high low move in the first turn for sure. Scott got the gate and lead into turn one. Mundy and Prijkel cut back under Scott and he was bumped into third on the exit. Powering into second position by turn two Scott’s sights were set on Prijkel who was leading. Scott closed the gap and coming into the tight right corner before the rocks drew level with Prijkel. As everyone bunched up Prijkel, Beaumont and Mundy bumped together. Prijkel went down, Mundy took the lead and Boom Boom was in second – ahead of Prijkel. Knowing he had the series in the bag, he set off after Mundy. In the last turn, Scott went tight and took the lead, but Mundy using good speed from the berm passed Scott at the finish line. An awesome race for the crowd to watch....
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