Dirt photographer Grant Robinson was up at Bridgnorth for round 2 and 3 of the NPS4X series at the weekend and beamed down news of what went on:

Bernard Kerr, Martin Ogden, Steve Taylor, Scott Roberts...a handful of many who went into one of the scariest first corners in NPS 4X racing and didn't come out.?

The 3rd and 4th rounds of this years series was held on the weekend at 'The Edge' near Bridgenorth. The first corner had two lines, take the inside and you could win, take the outside and you wouldn't. The only problem was the inside had a nearly blind and super steep entry and was wide enough for 1 and 1/2 bikes and as the name implies, in 4X there are four bikes trying to fit the space...you do the math.?

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Nbr. 71 Max Lenthall finally rocking his way to a win.

So with Bernard out with an injured hand, Oggy out with a broken collarbone, Steve Taylor out with a shattered helmet and Scott Roberts with a chest injury, Chris Roberts the organizer made the wise decision to close off the inside line for Sunday's round. Minus a number of riders who were injured from Saturday's first corner shenanigans the racing was no less exciting for the spectators who were still treated to some super fast racing with good passes, crashes and most of all a super sunny Sunday. Dust was everywhere making it seem more California than England but it was just how I like it.

Some timing software problems made it a long day but it could have been much worse...

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Nbr. 1 Alex Metcalfe just rocking.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Boom Boom rocking out his new Fox gear.

Elite on Saturday:

1st Scott Beaumont

2nd Kieron Mcavoy

3rd Will Evans

4th Duncan Ferris

Elite on Sunday:

1st Scott Beaumont

2nd Will Evans

3rd Tom Dowie

4th Duncan Ferris

Scott Beaumont, Isaac Mundy and Katy Kurd all added to their season's point tally's with overall wins but?

For the full lowdown see the NPS 4x website here...www.nps4x.com/category/results/

There will be a full race report in the next issue of DIRT so keep yours eyes peeled.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Dust trails and sunbeams (trying to rock the most vomit inducing caption here...!)?

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

What you don't know can't hurt you...drink the ROCKSTAR!!

Words and photos: Grant Robinson

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia
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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Photos: Scott Cartwight

Scott Beaumont wins at Bridgnorth NPS4x