It must be wet in Leogang, Blenki is wearing gloves! First practice went down yesterday and what has been described as a bike park track in the past is now cutting and rutting up into a real downhill course. Bryceland said “it’s rough and it’s rutted, it’s ‘flippin’ mint”. Brendan Fairclough has moved over to some bigger wheels and everyone will be looking for every second to fix their place in the 2013 overall.
Steve Smith has been practicing on both his 650b, aluminium Worlds bike and 26″ carbon DH bike. Which will he choose for qualifying? Gee Atherton is looking comfortable and sticking with what he knows, his aluminium Fury as is Sister Rachel who will be looking to seal to overall tomorrow.
Qualifying goes down today at 12:30 UK time and you can check out the live timing here.