The third round of the Enduro World Series in Scotland was held only a week after the last, so riders did not have much time to recuperate. The stages and liaisons were long and there was considerable climbing to be done. For Bergamont this race was also an important press event, as the prototype of the new enduro bike En-Core
On the first day the weather held up well, but it rained heavily during the night and the track deteriorated quite a bit. On the final day racing was cut down to two stages, due to the bad conditions. Katy Winton had a very good run, finishing 7th. Joseph Nation had a bit of bad luck on the first day and with just two stages on the second day to make up time, he finished just outside the top-20 in 21st. The Spirit of Enduro (aka. Eddie Masters) and Rupert Chapmen also saddled their Bergamont Trailster bikes this weekend and finished 41st and 58th respectively.
Bergamont press spokesman Matthias Faber competed as well and finished 24th in the E2 Men Masters 40+ class - well done!
Rupert seemed to have a ton of fun on the track.
Katy’s take on the race:
The Spirit of Enduro in race mode.
I'm so pleased to take 7th this weekend and on home turf! It's my best result so far! I had so much fun racing in front of the wild crowds and on some great trails. I had a mixed bag of stages, feeling good on some and messy on others, but the crowds were awesome and kept our spirits high for the whole weekend - thanks to all who came out. The bad weather meant only two stages on the Sunday which I was gutted about until I reached the bottom of stage 8 and collapsed. It was a brilliant weekend all in all, thanks to the support of the team sponsors, my friends and family and coach G and to the organizers and marshals for making this event class. Now for some rest. Great to see the team is 9th in the team rankings too! Go Endura Bergamont Factory Team.Here is what Joe has to say about the weekend:
With only two days rest after the Irish round it was important to get the legs up and rest before the practice began in Scotland. It was clear that the second race day involved a lot of pedaling, so I limited myself to two days practice and a pre-race rest day. I felt fresh in the morning of day one, but some messy riding put me back in 24th. With day two shortened I was only able to make my way back to 21st position. I'm happy with this result and stoked to be sitting 13th in the series. With seven weeks until the next round in France it's time to relax and enjoy the European summer.