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WC #1 – Pietermaritzburg, JAR

April 21st, 2014 Posted by Race reports No Comment yet

World Cup No. 1 was a tight battle for first points in 2014.

The track in PMB was enriched with a few surprises, making it more technical, but still probably the most physical on the circuit. Team arrived to PMB a few days before the event to test and adjust brand new Banshee Darksides. Even thought, we still didn’t have enough time to dial all the things to perfection.
We still had a great time and did a required comparison at the start of the season. We will start from there, do some training and technical tweaks and you can see us stronger in a next round.

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photo by: Eric Palmer

Matt finished 47th:
„For me, PMB was a very cool experience both on and off the bike. Seeing new things, catching up with friends and getting back into World Cup racing made the trip pretty epic. My result in PMB was not where I was wanting or where I feel I can perform to but it is a good foundation for me to work off and improve for the next few races!“

Matej finished 60th:
“I definitely felt like I can do a solid result in PMB when we left home, but I also had a hard times when we sat on the new bikes for the first time there. It was really hard to focus on setting up the new bike properly and try to ride the lines which I was looking for along the way. I’m really happy that I’m healthy for next races. My result is not when I wanted to be, but it is a really big motivation.”

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