It's only been 5 days since the exciting Val di Sole race where Laurie Greenland finished 2nd -the same result as his Silver medal at 2016 Worlds here-, Brook MacDonald 9th and Patrick Butler 3rd place in Juniors, making the MS Mondraker Racing Team number 1 Team overall at Val di Sole World Cup. Another thrilling racing weekend is coming at Vallnord -5th race on the 2018 UCI World Cup DH series- and MS Mondraker Team is focused and ready for the battle on Andorra slopes.
We will be updating all the racing news and photos throughout the weeekend, Stay Tuned!
RACE MODE ON
Day 1: track walk
Back to back weekends of racing on another sick track. We are here in Vallnord/ Andorra- a little country between France and Spain in the Pyrenees about 3 hours north of Barcelona and 3 hours south from Toulouse. The track in Vallnord is known as being a very fast track with some ambitious sections and we are coming here with some good memories such as the team overall world cup win in 2016.
Day 2: First Practice
We had a pretty good training day and the MS Mondraker training train was on again. In total it was a good day- a few mechanicals, a few little crashes and one bigger “digger” of Mike Jones, which was a little setback fro him as he tweaked his wrist again, but he will be able to ride today. Brook crashed in his timed training run and still got 10th and co-factory rider Johannes had the 20th fastest time of the day- so we are not worried about our pace or performance- bring on the qualification!
Day 3: Qualifications:
Amazing performance in yesterdays qualification:
3º Laurie Greenland
4º Brook MacDonald
22º Mike Jones
26º Johannes von Klebelsberg
8º Pat Butler
TODAY, RACE DAY!!
Day 4: Race Day
2 riders on the podium: 3rd place for Brook who did his first world cup podium since Val di Sole 2015, 4th place for Laurie who is 3rd in the overall WC Ranking, and 2nd place of the ranking for the team of the day and also into 2nd place of the overall team ranking.
We again leave a world cup round with big grins on our faces!!