Results: New Zealand National DH Series Round 1 - Rotorua

Jan 23, 2022 at 2:25
by Ed Spratt  
The 2022 New Zealand national series kicks off in Rotorua with Brook Macdonald and Louise Ferguson taking the fastest Elite times. Just three seconds separated the top five Elite Men as Brook pulled ahead of Louis Hamilton in second and new teammate Tuhoto-Ariki Pene in third position. Louise Ferguson took a big in the Elite Women's race with a gap of 15 seconds over Kalani Muirhead.

Check out the full results from the first round of the New Zealand national series below.



Results:



Elite Men:


1st. Brook Macdonald: 3:12.306
2nd. Louis Hamilton: 3:13.555
3rd. Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: 3:13.770
4th. Daniel Self: 3:14.811
5th. Sam Gale: 3:15.030



Elite Women:


1st. Louise Ferguson: 3:57.043
2nd. Kalani Muirhead: 4:11.314
3rd. Shania Rawson: 4:14.752
4th. Ashley Bond: 4:52.444




U19 Men:


1st. Lachlan Stevens-Mcnab: 3:14.034
2nd. Cameron Beck: 3:15.999
3rd. Alex Wayman: 3:16.111
4th. George Harvey: 3:27.629
5th. Seth Buckley: 3:28.595



U19 Women:


1st. Jenna Hastings: 4:00.772
2nd. Caitlin Flavell: 4:10.216
3rd. Leah Smith: 4:16.414




Full Results:

Elite Men:


Elite Women:


Top 20 U19 Men:


U19 Women:



More results can be found here.




45 Comments

  • 71 1
 Turns out that Formula 1 guy also goes fast on a bike
  • 43 0
 After that Canadian rally racer successfully tried his hand at rampage, it was only a matter of time before other autosport legends would pick up MTB too.
  • 9 0
 Yeah I guess after this year's championship didn't work out for him he just decided to become a podium DH racer.
  • 7 0
 this never gets old :-)
  • 5 0
 @thepwnstar39: Hard to blame him. After how things went there, you're going to want to find greener pastures (literally).
  • 2 2
 Fuck me, you went there...
  • 11 0
 Still second place though.
  • 20 0
 Booyaaahhh Brook!
  • 8 0
 Same course for juniors? Weather shift?
First U19 female would end up second in elite and first U19 male would be fourth in elite
  • 4 0
 Don’t think so. You’re seeing that more and more often these days anyway.
  • 7 0
 Kids are just fucking fast these days. The future is bright for MTB racing.
  • 3 0
 Jenna is a ripper! She won Cranksworks Rotorua DH by 7 seconds. Another Vali Holl in the works.
  • 2 0
 Even the three fastest U17 female finishers were faster than Jenna. Is that due to some changing conditions or is that just the young generation beeing fast af?
  • 3 0
 Same course, same weather. Super fast and super dusty, track hasn't seen rain for weeks
  • 1 0
 or just fast juniors
  • 9 0
 Yessss brook!
  • 9 0
 Keep on going Brook!
  • 5 0
 Louise Ferguson's day job is in construction so you should follow her on Instagram for the NZ mountain bike lifestyle and photos of her specialty, excellent custom bathroom tile installations.
  • 5 0
 After her back injury, is Kate Weatherly already racing bikes again? I hope she's well!
  • 1 0
 And EVL won the under 17 women with the second fastest woman's time overall. Jemma on Pivot, Erice on Commencal, Robin on a Yeti. Some serious kiwi talent coming through…
  • 1 0
 Jenna - bloody auto-correct
  • 3 0
 Get on the World Cups Louise!
  • 1 1
 She probly won this on her Enduro bike too!
  • 3 0
 No Blenki?
  • 3 1
 Changing nappies probably..
  • 2 0
 Dayum! Louise smoked the elite women's field! Nice work!
  • 1 0
 So stoked for these two! Brook is incredible after his injury and Louise is awesome as well! Ladies sending it are the best
  • 2 0
 I wanna know the story of a guy called Pene Tuhoto Ariki.
  • 2 0
 Glad to see Bryn Dickerson back on fire
  • 1 0
 1st national I viewed, awesome event. Dusty af. Got some mean slomo from it
  • 1 1
 A bit of a pene that Tuhoto-Ariki lost time after that lightning-fast first split.
  • 1 1
 XC guy going fast DH. Cadel Evans used to rank in the DH races in Oz back in the day as well.
  • 6 0
 Sam Gale not Sam Gaze (if that's what you were referring to)
  • 1 0
 Split times for a national round? Pretty fancy.
  • 1 0
 Its Rotorua so maybe they have the fancy timing system up full time?
  • 1 0
 @inside-plus: that's sweet. Good for riders to scale how they're run went and where they can possibly improve.
  • 1 0
 @inside-plus: The timing guy is a local and has the ability to run splits. We use the same system for our locals races as well. its pretty sweet!
  • 2 0
 Sammy G, good shit
  • 1 0
 Jacques Rausch-whitley did pretty well in u19s
  • 1 1
 Louis Hamilton won that race, If only Masi allowed all the back markers to overtake. #masiout #Louiswasrobbed
  • 1 0
 I'll take MAC HAM PEN over HAM VER BOT any day
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