Downhill racing kicks off the competition at Crankworx Rotorua, check out the results below.
1st. Jess Blewitt: 3:35.792
2nd. Jenna Hastings: +6.442
3rd. Shania Rawson: +9.748
4th. Siel Van Der Velden: +11.292
5th. Ellie Smith: +24.463
1st. Loic Bruni: 3:00.348
2nd. Oliver Zwar: +0.344
3rd. Neko Mulally: +0.939
4th. Mick Hannah: +1.857
5th. Kye A'Hern: +2.942
1st. Sacha Earnest: 3:46.931
2nd. Zali Miklas: +1:05.602
3rd. Violet Cleland: +1:45.717
4th. Georgia Sweeney: +1:48.409
1st. Luke Wayman: 3:18.296
2nd. Angus Ferguson: +0.181
3rd. Joe Millington: +1.985
4th. Michael Delesalle: +2.290
5th. Ryan Hastings: +3.859
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Live Race Updates:
8:10 pm PDT After the first seven riders the top five are:
1st. Georgia Astle: 4:10.203
2nd. Bailey Goldstone: +5.241
3rd. Caroline Buchanan: +6.335
4th. Martha Gill: +6.488
5th. Lynette Deacon: +13.343
8:15 pm PDT Ellie Smith is the first rider down on the live feed and goes across the line with a 4:00.255 to take first place by just under ten seconds.
8:20 pm PDT Kalani Muirhead can't quite match Ellie Smith and slots into 2nd place, 1.072 back.
8:24 pm PDT Siel Van Der Velden flies into the lead by a huge 13 seconds.
8:29 pm PDT Shania Rawson rallies an enduro bike to the top spot, finding 1.5 seconds on Siel Van Der Velden.
8:33 pm PDT Jess Blewitt is the first to send the huge 60ft double and it pays off as she takes the lead by 9.748 seconds.
8:36 pm PDT With three riders left the top five are:
1st. Jess Blewitt: 3:35.792
2nd. Shania Rawson: +9.748
3rd. Siel Van Der Velden: +11.292
4th. Ellie Smith: +24.463
5th. Kalani Muirhead: +25.535
8:37 pm PDT A big crash for Vinny Armstrong, she is quickly up and back on the bike although now without a chain.
8:38 pm PDT Vinny Armstrong takes sixth place so far after a crash.
8:42 pm PDT Junior World Champion and first-year Elite, Jenna Hastings goes into second place after a wild landing on the 60ft double.
8:46 pm PDT It looks like Louise Ferguson has had a crash on the top part of the course and is slightly off the pace.
8:47 pm PDT Louise Ferguson goes ninth, 36 seconds back.
8:47 pm PDT Jess Blewitt wins the RockShox Taniwha Downhill.
9:04 pm PDT After the first 21 riders the top five are:
1st. Louis Hamilton: 3:07.315
2nd. Jackson Connelly: +7.087
3rd. Gareth Burgess: +7.574
4th. Bas Van Steenbergen: +7.882
5th. Hayden Stead: +9.026
9:05 pm PDT Kye A'Hern is the first rider on the live feed and takes the top time so far by just over four seconds.
9:09 pm PDT Neko Mulally pilots his Frameworks bike to first place with some unique lines in his run.
9:12 pm PDT Toby Meek goes across the line in third, 2.6 back.
9:16 pm PDT Oliver Davis completes the top five, 7.5 seconds back from Neko's run.
9:20 pm PDT Cole Suetos just slots into the top five riders, 7.2 seconds off the fastest run so far.
9:23 pm PDT Jakob Jewett puts on a stylish run to take fifth place so far.
9:25 pm PDT Disaster for Remy Meier-Smith as he drops his chain right out of the gate.
9:27 pm PDT Remy crashes out in the woods in the slick conditions. He gets up and slowly starts making his way down the course.
9:30 pm PDT James Macdermid lays down some wild moves and goes into eighth place.
9:32 pm PDT With 10 riders left the top five are:
1st. Neko Mulally: 3:01.287
2nd. Kye A'Hern: +2.003
3rd. Toby Meek: +2.602
4th. Louis Hamilton: +6.028
5th. Jakob Jewett: +6.206
9:36 pm PDT Baxter Maiwald kicks off the last ten riders as he slots into 12th place.
9:39 pm PDT Oliver Zwar flies past Neko's time to take the top spot by 0.595 seconds.
9:42 pm PDT Phil Atwill finds some creative lines and takes fifth place, 4.597 back.
9:46 pm PDT George Brannigan is off the pace and goes over seven seconds back in eighth place.
9:49 pm PDT Mick Hannah lays down a rapid run to go into third place, 1.5 seconds back.
9:50 pm PDT With five riders left the top five are:
1st. Oliver Zwar: 3:00.692
2nd. Neko Mulally: +0.595
3rd. Mick Hannah: +1.513
4th. Kye A'Hern: +2.598
5th. Toby Meek: +3.197
9:53 pm PDT Loris Vergier had a crash at the top of the course and goes 12 seconds back and into 13th.
9:57 pm PDT Bernard Kerr is another rider who can't match the current leader's time as he goes into sixth, 3.697 back.
10:02 pm PDT Tuhoto-Ariki Pene looked unstoppable but he goes off the course near the bottom and loses a lot of time. He crosses the line nearly 16 seconds back in 20th.
10:05 pm PDT Sam Blenkinsop was on a wild run but he goes off line and finishes his run five seconds back in eighth place.
10:09 pm PDT Loic Bruni is flying on the Specialized prototype to take the win by 0.344!
Love the guy, but not commenting on DH.
Of and big up to Oli Zwar and Neko for the podium, so great to see them mixing it up there!
Great commentary from Rob, Elliot, and Tracy.
Redbull Crankworx is where it's at this year.
The graphics are classic Crankworx graphics. Not really RedBull Media House's area for this event???? But they need improving regardless of this being Red Bull or not.