The Mons Royale Speed & Style Rotorua is done and dusted. Watch the replay here
1st. Billy Meaclem
2nd. Martin Soderstrom
3rd. Greg Watts
4th. Thomas Lemoine
Full Results here
LIVE UPDATES (PST):
9:53pm - We're into the round of 8. Massive upset with Kyle Strait washing out over the top of a berm and not advancing.
9:58pm - Greg Watts & Viktor Douhan throwing synchronized front and backflips side by side. Greg edges him out in run 1. (edit: frontflip suicide no hander? that a first? Berrecloth comes in and says Douhan got robbed on the trick score)
10:03pm - Pre-race favourite Thomas Lemoine eliminates Mitch Chubey after Mitch couldn't overcome the time differential from a crash in R1.
10:06pm - Martin Soderstrom advances over Tyler McCaul with a consistent, stylish run.
10:09pm - Douhan and Watts mirror their first runs, with the scores right this time according to the Claw (is the Law). Watts advances on time.
10:12pm - Billy Meaclem takes the win over Mike Ross, but Ross threw a HUGE superman over the last jump.
10:13pm - The round of 4 is here!
10:17pm - oh no! Lemoine over rotates a double truckdriver and blows a tire on the first hit. He'll have to overcome the max differential in the 2nd heat against Soderstrom.
10:23pm - Greg Watts with a flip bar to bar back to bar on the last jump, but Billy Meaclem takes the heat on speed. Greg is on the phone, explaining to organizers that he feels a barspin got missed. Drama.
10:29pm - Lemoine won't drop in for heat 2, but will compete for the small final once he fixes his flat. Soderstrom advances to the final.
10:33pm - Watts' score has been adjusted. He's leading by .17. Heat 2 now.
10:36pm - More drama with scoring...
10:37pm - We think local boy Billy Meaclem has advanced over Greg Watts. He took the speed but Watts threw some massive tricks. (edit: yep, Meaclem advances)
10:39pm - Meaclem will face Soderstrom for Gold, Watts will face Lemoine for Bronze.
10:45pm - Lemoine goes down in the first berm! Watts takes the advantage into heat 2.
10:47pm - Martin Soderstrom's double whips are so smooth, but Meaclem takes the advantage by 0.19. Martin: "There's too many numbers!"
10:50pm - Thomas Lemoine bows out of his second run after his crash, so Greg takes 3rd. Flip bar to 1 foot can for the crowd in his solo final run.
10:56pm - Martin throws a 360 double whip and goes down on the first jump! Just came up a bit short, so Meaclem takes it! The young man from Christchurch with the upset.
Video and photos coming soon.