Results: Qualifying - Hardline 2019

Sep 14, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
Bernard Kerr is always one to watch at Hardline

The results are in from qualifying at Red Bull Hardline, see who has made the cut for finals tomorrow.

Watch the replay here.

Qualified Riders:

1st. Bernard Kerr: 2:50.023
2nd. Gee Atherton: 2:52.894
3rd. Charlie Hatton: 2:55.394
4th. Joe Smith: 2:55.465
5th. Brendan Fairclough: 2:57.269
6th. Alexandre Fayolle: 2:57.826
7th. Laurie Greenland: 3:00.478

8th. Brage Vestavik: 3:00.897
9th. Matt Walker: 3:01.728
10th. Kaos Seagrave: 3:02.394
11th. Gaetan Vige: 3:02.866
12th. Florent Payet: 3:03.566
13th. Kade Edwards: 3:09.206
14th. Harry Molloy: 3:10.729

Full Results:


  • 63 0
 Brendog with the backflip and still 5th in qually, quality
  • 37 1
 The People’s Champion
  • 2 0
 @GloryBoy00: for sure
  • 6 0
 Free racer!!
  • 6 0
 Oh my i want brendog to win this
  • 5 0
 @lastminutetech: I think everyone does mate!
  • 24 0
 Brendog got robbed!!!!!!!!! Oh.... oh.. wait... I'm a few weeks early... sorry, carry on.
  • 2 0
 @GloryBoy00: Brendog is the champion we DESERVE.
  • 8 0
 They wouldn't let Matt Jones ride I guess. Or he decided to not doit. Cant blame him or them if they didn't let him really
  • 10 0
 From watching the qualifiers and his reaction during the track walk, I think he decided not to race.
  • 2 1
 He said "it's too gnarly for me" on Instagram.
  • 4 3
 Called it the moment I saw he was bringing two hardtails. It was great seeing a vlog from Hardline but he came off a bit silly and lame and it showed... Dan ripped him up good for bringing XC-bikes though and Gee more of less scolded him..
  • 12 6
 No French domination here...Brits!
  • 21 8
 @mayha49 No american qualification here because... no Americans? Smile
  • 38 4
 @Franzzz: it’s football season here. We are all parked on our couches with 25lbs of chicken wings, a keg of beer and an unfurled American flag flying in our living room with twin bald eagles resting on our shoulders.... ;-)
  • 10 0
 @preach: Got that right. F**k football im going for a ride before there 3 feet if snow on the ground
  • 3 1
 @panzer103: ummm, you live in nebraska, what's there to ride in nebraska?
  • 2 0
 @preach: Ah Ah!!! Sorry I completely missed that detail! Forgiven you are ;-)
  • 4 0
 @flipoffthemonkeys: There are places. They're not the greatest but we have little patches of land we make the best of. Don't get me wrong, Nebraska hates bicycles in like 2016 there was a study of least bicycle friendly states and the Husker Nation came in 47th. Its ridiculous it really is. The Trek Supercaliber would be a perfect bike for Eastern Nebraska trails.
  • 1 0
 @Franzzz: US Open is this weekend.
  • 2 0
 @preach: I'm crying
  • 8 3
 f*ck yea mexico is representing. Wher the US tho?
  • 6 0
 US Open is this weekend.
  • 3 3
 I don't think any US riders have ever started (2016-18 confirmed count: zero). Don't know who else but Gwinn could ride this, and he's way too focused on a salary driven by World Cup wins to mess around w/ a one-off event like this.
  • 3 0
 damn i thought bernard kerr wasnt racing on his wrist. what a beast
  • 3 0
 Wait, what? Where are the Novice and Sport categories? Smile
  • 38 0
  • 1 2
 14-19 don’t stand a chance at winning, you’re not pulling 13 secs on Kerr and Gee on race day.
Top 3 prediction
1. Laurie Greenland
2.charlie Hatton
3. Brendan Fairclough - WITH the flip on the first jump haha!

Can’t wait!
  • 3 0
 No Matt Jones?
  • 49 1
 I think he 'may' have brought a paperclip to a gun fight
  • 10 0
 Hasnt come down yet aparently. Might be sessioning the step up again.
  • 7 1
 @GriefTheBro: time of 7hrs 20min 10 sec on the hardtail
  • 6 0
 He decided not to compete. It wasn’t his field
  • 2 0
 @GriefTheBro: sounds like fun, but really messes with the qualifying time...
  • 2 0
 @IllestT: ya, not sure how well that slopestyle bike tracks through some of the stumpier gnar...
  • 12 0
 I'm not sure he was very serious about doing it. It was good publicity and a lot of fun seeing him hit some of the features in practice. Gives Marin some exposure and the other riders looked happy to have him there.
  • 1 0
 @lalientoxc: what a surprise.. it was pure spin but he is a RB rider so Im guessing he got paid to show up..
  • 2 0
 Poor joe smith. Beaten by a tme .5 sec slower than him.
  • 2 1
 When your little bro beats your bf ... going to be an awkward thanksgiving dinner this year.
  • 1 0
 Let there b-rage come race day!
  • 1 0
 Dan is not riding this year??
  • 4 6
 Are no women doing this?
  • 15 20
flag Nicotrias (Sep 14, 2019 at 11:21) (Below Threshold)
 if in the starting list there is no women then no women are doing this EINSTEIN IS LOOKING DOWN PROUD
  • 8 0
 Rachel once said she wouldn't even ride down this course, never mind racing it. They talked about women doing hardline during the broadcast and it doesn't seem there are many interested in the event. I'd imagine some WC Racers, including men, wouldn't race there because it seems pretty high risk, kinda like rampage. Guess this kind of track isn't for everyone.
  • 14 6
 @Nicotrias: Why be such a dick?
  • 11 0
 remember last year when minaar wouldnt even ride the course? only a portion of the top men are willing to take the risk to run down this track. this would be a very risky event for even the top women, as there's few opportunities to prepare for a track this difficult and the risk is higher for women who are less strong on average, therefore more affected by crashes/casing jumps/etc. i think we will see it some day, but it will take a few more years to see women's participation progress in events that can help elevate the top women to this kind of level.
  • 1 0
 @b4ldur: In the livestream today she said she's riden parts of the the course but not all of the jumps.
  • 2 11
flag makkelijk (Sep 14, 2019 at 20:23) (Below Threshold)
 @panzer103: we need dicks, to f*ck the pussies
  • 1 0
 If you watch the world cup you are perfectly aware the women do not carry nearly as much speed as the men. Some of these hardline jumps have a minimum speed you have to take them otherwise you are pretty sure of casing the jump. There were already a few guys in qualy half casing the biggest one. I guess no current woman racer would try it.

Also many world cup racer do not take part to it for many reasons, schedule (they enjoy having a break after worlds and last world cup), risks, maybe even sponsorship.

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