For the 3rd round of the BDS, team Propain Dirt Zelvy headed to Bala, or Rhyd-y-Felin, in North Wales to hit the technical, fast and once again dusty track. Somehow the conditions were near enough the same as last year – baking hot and on raceday dusty corners everywhere. With Phil Atwill getting the top spot in timed training, and Innes Graham having won here back at the 2013 National Champs, the vibe was positive and the boys sure did pull out all the stops.
Phil Atwill was on a blinder all weekend, finishing first in timed training and seeding 5th. He gave the BDS community a good show in the sunshine on Innes’ Propain hardtail, showing off his balance skills to perform the ‘hovering fish’. Check it out at the beginning of the video!
“It got very dangerous, and the times up there were really tight. Every mistake I made, I was like: ‘Damn Innes is coming down behind me and he’ll have me!’ Just little mistakes where I thought he was gonna get me! I’m pretty buzzing off that run though, third place is sick, really enjoyed it. Buzzing for Innes and also pissed off I didn’t beat him at the same time. But what can you say, this is love!”