Round 4 of the British DH series was held in Llangollen last wekeend, one of CRC/Nukeproof Ireland's favourite race tracks due to its steep gradient and flowing turns.
Team rider Dan Sheridan pulled a great run out of the bag – taking 20th position despite a brief off on his race run. He reports back from the wekeends antics!
"We got the pit set up, signed on and then walked the track on Friday evening. Got the bikes ready and then hit the bed ready for Saturday practice.
Practice went great on Saturday. The uplifts were great so I got about 7 runs in, having the most fun at a race all year! Track was so fun to ride, getting loose the whole way down trying to hang on!
Three practice runs in on Sunday morning then it was time for a steady seeding run. I got down safely and was ready to hang it out in the race run!
I set off strong in my race run and was going for it as I knew I could do well. I came too hot into one of the top turns and the front wheel started washing, luckily I caught grip so I didnt go down but I got thrown through the tape off course. I got back going as soon as I could and put in a strong run after but on the super tight track there was no room for any mistakes! I still posted the fastest speed trap of the day on the pedally section which is always good to see! Despite the off track incident I still finished 20th in a tough elite field, and is actually my best BDS result to date!"