Onza Mini Downhill, Round 1 - Race Report

Dec 4, 2017 at 12:26
by Lewis Bradley  
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Last weekend saw the first round of the 2017/18 Onza Tyres Mini Downhill, back at the iconic venue, The Forest Of Dean. It's that time of year where we get our first glimpse of new rippers on the scene and riders moving categories. The track that would be used is Ski Run with an interesting and challenging top section.

Dave Price Photography
Dave Price Photography

We saw 32 females this weekend with all four categories having a decent amount of competition, meaning we saw some great racing. This is great news for the female UK riding scene and will hopefully encourage more to get involved at the next round!

Onza Mini Downhill 2017 2018
Behind The Tape Productions

In addition to the number of females, we saw a record number of 'Rippers' at the weekend...37 to be precise! I wonder if we will see a number of top riders in the near future from this group of young guns.

Dave Price Photography
Dave Price Photography

The track was 'flat-out' top to bottom with some interesting features to test all abilities. The top was quite natural and rooty before snaking through the trees into the bike park aspect of the course.

Onza Mini Downhill 2017 2018
Behind The Tape Productions

The top section saw the most 'hold on and hope' moments, with slippery roots and an off camber turn...It made for some great spectator viewing before your race runs!

Onza Mini Downhill 2017 2018

All the Mini Downhill race runs are live streamed on Facebook in the best areas of the track! Watch your mates or just enjoy the action!

Dave Price Photography
Dave Price Photography

The next Mini Downhill is in 2018, remember to clear your schedule on January 28th and book on for some more downhill action!

Results: here.

Video and Words: Behind the Tape Productions


MENTIONS: @Behindthetapeproductions




7 Comments

  • + 3
 Nice pics and great to see so many ladies taking part, things are getting going for womens racing by the looks of it.

Number 277 - Another picture of a young lad running hugely wide bars but holding them inches from the ends - Mum / Dad / Whoever is responsible for the lad please lop the ends off them until he (or she?) can handle a wider bar, it doesnt just look silly but will be dangerous.
  • + 5
 Awesome stuff Lewis. Great to see the local race scene thriving! The car park was the busiest I've ever seen it!
  • + 1
 Always glad to support local events and riders!
  • + 4
 Exeter Uni reppin! The #13 on the yellow Commencal dislocated his shoulder in that crash
  • + 1
 good to see you up there dude. The rippers were sending it huge on the final jump.
  • + 1
 Great Photos..

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