Never before was the battle for victory at the Swatch Rocket Air as dramatic as this year's event. After easing into his first run, Englishman Matt Jones put down the hammer on his second run bumping Sam Pilgrim from the top spot. None of the previous winners, Sam Pilgrim, Thomas Genon or Nicholi Rogatkin could manage a flawless run to land themselves the top spot at Swatch Rocket Air 2018. Matt Jones is only the fifth winner of the competition after Rogatkin, Genon, Pilgrim and Martin Söderström. Alex Alenko and Sam Pilgrim respectively took home 2nd and 3rd place in this year's event. Thomas Genon only managed to finish in 4th place, thanks to a major mistake in his run. Dawid Godziek made a fantastic debut (or "come back", if you will) and the Polish rider is more than capable to stir and shake up the dirt jumping scene. And, most of all, he's hungry for some wins.
Fast forward 2000 years from last year's edition
, we landed a rocket on a dirt planet in year 3000. The course hasn't changed much, except the general theme, of course. From the disco-lights and blond mullets, we travelled at speed of light into the future of astronauts, androids and Mad-Max post-apocalyptic world.
Lukas Knopf massively cased on the spine jump, which even caused him a mechanical problem. He fixed his bike, but wasn't able to fix his final score and ended up in the 16th place.