Losinj is a brute, there’s no two ways about it. The sharp spiky rocks are eager to push riders off line and catch a stray wheel. Pure precision will get you down here fastest and that level of commitment is putting genuine fear into some riders. 

The Southern Hemisphere boys are loving this track, probably through a combination of more race practice and familiar conditions. Half of the top ten in timed training is made up of Australasians. 

Bulldog and Blenki are clearly gambling the hardest as they sit pretty at the top of the standings. As far as Brits go, Danny Hart is top of the pack in fifth.

As for the women, a fully fit and firing Rachel Atherton is top of the pack. A sign of the season to come? 

Check out the practice gallery below: