Andorra 4X: Tom Dowie Interview - Dirt

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Andorra 4X: Tom Dowie Interview

So here’s the second installment of the epic World Cup 4X text message interview of the decade. This time we’ve got a few words from Tom Dowie. He took 21st place (out of 104) in Houffalize a couple of weeks ago in his first World Cup since bailing from a 360 and obliterating his heel bone last year, not bad.

Dirt: You got 21st place in the Houffalize World Cup, talk to me…
Tom: Houffalize was good for me, I’m still getting back into the racing but I was happy. My qualifying run could have gone a little better but I guess it’s better to take it easy and qualify than crash out and not eh?

Dirt: What are your aims for Andorra?
Tom: I’m hoping to improve my result this weekend, but it could be very interesting if we get the snow promised.

Dirt: How’s that mangled foot getting on?
Tom: The foot is pretty much healed now, but still have lots of physio to try and get it back to full strength.

Dirt: A week or two after destroying your heel bone you were racing your wheelchair down the 4X at Chicksands, how did that go?
Tom: The wheelchair down the 4X was interesting. I got a couple of runs in but it got a bit dangerous after that. (Dirt – if I remember correctly, he got a little too much air and went down)

Dirt: You seem to be doing a load of coaching right now
Tom: My coaching is picking up nicely and people seem to be happy with it.

Dirt: What are your aims for the season?
Tom: To get within the top 20 at World Cups, as I only just missed out at the last round. Also to get a top three in the UK series.



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