Even with 20 stitches in his arm, Danny Hart was 2nd fastest at the first split. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Danny-fans.mp3"]
Emmeline Ragot had a massive crash on the last jump that surely cost her the win. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Emm-crash.mp3"]
Peaty was positive this morning, he's been working hard to overcome his hamstring injury. But it seems like things are just not going right for him - out of the race with a flat tyre. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Peaty-Sunday.mp3"]
Steve Smith had a good race, happy with 2nd on Canada Day. But he doesn’t carry a marker pen for signing stuff. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Stevie-2nd.mp3"]
Good race for Emilie Siegenthaler, 4th place today.
Rachel Atherton had a good run except for one controversial excursion through the tapes that cost her some time. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Rachel-winner1.mp3"]
Gee Atherton is happy to be getting some form back. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/geefinish.mp3"]
Another win clearly shows that Aaron Gwin has an edge over the rest, but its not like he's cruising down the hill either. A few wild moments for Gwinny. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Aaron-win.mp3"]
Myriam Nicole has a fair old graze on her chin from a big crash in practice, but she held it together for 5th.
A tough day for Jill Kintner - she crashed in the middle of her race run and is in hospital with a broken arm and dislocated wrist. Good luck Jill.
Danny Hart was running a super lightweight tubeless wheel/tyre combo today. EX500 rims and Shwalbe Muddy Mary, Hans Dampf rear.
As pro athletes - Gee, Slugger and their mechanic Marc give us their opinion on american food. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Marc-Gee-food.mp3"]
Brendan Fairclough hasn’t had much luck this week, a hand injury took him out of the race. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Brendan.mp3"]
Andrew Neethling gets in race mood with some interesting music choices. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Needles.mp3"]
Tracey Hannah was less than 0.3 sec behind Rachel. It's getting interesting. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Tracey-2.mp3"]
After a 9th place today, Greg Minnaar is still one of the two guys that could beat Aaron Gwin in the overall. Here's an interesting story. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Big-air-car-minnaar.mp3"]
Josh Bryceland is a petrol head, but is he a Ford Mustang or a Fiat Abarth? [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/josh_2.mp3"]
Mick Hannah has been full of enthusiasm and looked so fast all week - 8th place, maybe pushing a little too hard?
First senior podium for Loic Bruni. 5th with style for miles.
For some reason the winners each got a big bottle of chocolate milk - just what you want in 35 degree heat. Gwinny gives it the taste test. [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Aaron-choc-milk.mp3"]
Ernie Reale organises the marshals here in Windham, he also raced the Gravity East series here this morning and made 7th in 40+ category. Then he opened the World Cup course in his Captain America outfit. U...S...A...! See you next year [audio url="http://cdn.coresites.factorymedia.com/dirt_new/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Ernie.mp3"]
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Photos: Victor Lucas
Another day of blistering heat and dusty racing. There was a fair amount of carnage out there today, bikes and bodies took a beating. It's fair to say the last 2 weeks have been hard work for everyone.