10, yes 10 bangers from Victor Lucas in Val di Sole WC #5.
So in the spirit of Italian organisers, yesterdays 5-a-day was "no is not possible, I sorry. Maybe tomorrow. Domani my friend" and now its tomorrow, so here's an extra dose of 10-a-day.
Andrew Neethling had a storming qualifier, he ripped past me in the top rock section like no-one else and finished 5th. Fellow South African, Sven Martin was proud to see it and said 'if Needles doesn't man up and get onto the podium, I'm going to f*in kill him!'
Aaron Gwin has been fairly sick of the muddy wet roots in the 'Europe Cup' so he must have been totally stoked to be on a dry and dusty track today. He qualied 3rd.
Emmeline Ragot has no fear and we can be sure she will pin it through the ragged rocks and roots here. She qualified first and if she continues her current form and keeps it all together, then it could be a good race for her.
Greg Minnaar crashed in his qualy run, putting him down in 15th place, obviously he wasn't too happy with that and lost a couple more valuable points to his closest rival Gee Atherton.
Sabrina Jonnier admits she never liked this course too much at the World champs in 2008, and she liked it even less in the wet yesterday. Unfortunately she was running a spike tyre in today's dry conditions and said that may have lost he some time.
This is another steep and gnarly track that should suit the skills and fitness of Sam Blenkinsop. He was taking some big lines in practice today, his run was steady and he ended up in 2nd
Gee Atherton must have some good memories of this course from his Worlds win 2 years ago and today's conditions were fairly close to when he took that medal home. Another solid run for Gee and 50 valuable points to add to his overall tally.
Anneke Beerten is not afraid of the big jumps on this 4X course. But neither is Anita Molcik, and she was just 0.18sec behind Beerten in 4X qualifiers.
You don't see this too often - Jared Graves styling it up in qualifiers. This course must harbour a few ghosts for Graves from when he was taken out on the first corner at the World Champs a couple of years back.
Roger Rinderknecht kept it fast and low, racer style over the jumps. He was almost half a second ahead in the 4X qualy.