Seeding Results for the Downhill at Crankworx Rotorua 2023

Mar 18, 2023
by Ed Spratt  
Ahead of tomorrow's racing riders got between the tape for seeding at the RockShox Taniwha Downhill. Check out who went fastest below.

Elite Women

1st. Louise Ferguson: 4:02.015
2nd. Jenna Hastings: +6.111
3rd. Vinny Armstrong: +8.924
4th. Jess Blewitt: +9.361
5th. Shania Rawson: +13.874

Elite Men

1st. Loic Bruni: 3:14.103
2nd. Sam Blenkinsop: +2.571
3rd. Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: +3.335
4th. Bernard Kerr: +3.588
5th. Loris Vergier: +4.292

U19 Women

1st. Sacha Earnest: 4:19.313
2nd. Vanesa Petrovská: +36.011
3rd. Georgia Sweeney: +2:18.230
4th. Zali Miklas: +2:24.976
5th. Violet Cleland: +3:16.715

U19 Men

1st. Joe Millington: 3:31.460
2nd. Luke Wayman: +1.634
3rd. Ryan Hastings: +2.709
4th. Hudson Rose: +4.493
5th. Ty Muirhead: +8.042



Full Results

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28 Comments
  • 23 0
 Sik Mik in 6th!
  • 5 0
 retired Sik Mik still faster than most will ever be - such a boss
  • 13 0
 Glad to see Bleki finally get a good result!!
  • 5 0
 New bike seems to be working well for him, I'd love to see him do well at the WC races this year.
  • 3 0
 Great result coming second in the race
  • 1 0
 He won the same race in November last year?
  • 1 0
 @coney: Different track. That was on the Skyline track, this one's in the Whakarewarewa forest.
  • 1 0
 @coney: Sorry, I got that wrong, yes, he did.
  • 2 0
 @commental: yeah I marshalled that race, he was flying! He’s never been off the pace in NZ, always quick AF.
  • 10 0
 Some good footage on Bernard Kerr's YouTube channel. After yesterdays wet practice, it looked sooo much better for seeding!
  • 8 1
 The pace difference between practice and seeding run was nuts! Let's go sportsfans!
  • 6 0
 I was expecting a bigger stack of World pros... Don't blame after when UCI sucks!
  • 5 0
 Yeha woulda been mint to have had Jackson Goldstone and Laurie stick around after fanging it round Qtown for a couple weeks, but they must have a Syndicate testing camp on or something
  • 1 0
 To be honest I have not been paying enough attention last year, but is this the first year elite for Siel? Yes she's a mighty lot behind Louise, but sixth in this field isn't bad at all.
  • 3 0
 Jackson Connelly still racing under the Pinkbike umbrella?!
  • 1 0
 Was wondering same
  • 3 0
 Bruni and Blenki getting the old band back together!
  • 1 0
 Love it when non-sponsored elite racers outperform there full factory colleagues, potentially some good upsets in elite women.
  • 2 0
 Congrats on your first seeding wins of the year, Loic and Louise!!!
  • 11 0
 It's an achievement, to be sure, but it's not like they won timed training or anything
  • 1 0
 @jgoldfield: Cannot wait to get back to TT racing!
  • 3 0
 Yes BLENKI!
  • 1 0
 Loic's normally slower early season, doesn't look that way with Lori's 4 secs back
  • 1 0
 Happy to see Bernard staying fast!
  • 1 0
 Who else on here wants to try out for the rob warner team?
  • 1 2
 Why no coverage?
  • 3 0
 @wslee: will be shown live on Red Bull tv and the Red Bull bike YouTube channel.







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