As we edge ever nearer towards the precipice of the 2018 World Cup race season, the Propain Dirt Sixpack team have been finalising their testing on an Austrain hillside in a resort named Schockl.

Phil Atwill travelled out a few days early in a bid to get himself fully back up to speed following his off season injury and having had his new ACL fitted. In typical Phil fashion, a few runs was all he needed to get a feel for the new products and the new knee braces and soon he was putting down timed runs.

Within a few days David Trummer, Henry Kerr and George Kerr had joined the party. David flew in from Portugal following the European Champs and the Kerr’s carpooled their way from the first British Downhill Series race in Cwmcarn. The boys quickly got to grips with the Austrian dirt and started testing out tyre compounds, suspension settings and a few other bits.

Final preparations in the bag, the real test for the team will be in Losinj in a weeks time.