Arriving in Fort William on Friday evening to be greeted by clear skies and sunshine was a very nice surprise.
Practice was set for all day Saturday. I did five runs on the brutal course.
The guys up there have put in some really hard work making some interesting changes, although I think it has lost some of its edge from the old track, as they have added more turns making the course more technical, from the old hang off the back and hope for the best.
Its now more friendly to a lesser rider but at the same time being awesome fun.
Sunday brought more of the same sunny skies and dust although the rain tried to spoil it on a couple of occasions.
In qualifying I was going well but got a puncture about 1/4 the way down.I was left to cruise in and put all my eggs in one basket for the finals
My final run was more of the same I had a great top section heading in to the trees. I slid on some roots and went straight into a tree losing all my speed, I ended up finishing 7th 2 seconds back on 3rd place.
As a whole it was a good weekend. Mark Maurissen (mechanic) and I made some good changes to the Fury through the weekend and put ourselves in a good spot ready for the World Cup there in June.
Just a shame I did’nt manage to back it up with a solid result.
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