Report: WA Gravity Qualifier in Australia

17 August 2020

Racing continues to take place around the world as, depending on local government advice, EWS Qualifiers beging to be held once again. It's great to see enduro racing taking place in 2020 and, despite some tricky conditions, the latest example was the third round of Australia's Western Gravity Enduro at Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park. Over to Steve Janiec for the full report:

The Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park is infamous for its challenging trails with rocks like axeheads and and generally unforgiving terrain and we were once again very excited to throw a huge challenge at more than 370 competitors. Saturday’s practise session couldn’t have been more perfect with an abundance of sunshine, a breeze to take the edge off with everyone making the most of the weather as we knew Sunday racing would be a stark contrast with stormy conditions forecast for the afternoon.

Come Sunday morning, the weather change was earlier than expected and we started the day with some gusty conditions and heavy downpours which settled down at around 10am to 'just' steady rain and drizzle.

The competitors did a fantastic job adapting to the changing conditions which saw the park turn quickly into a mudfest. You know it’s a greasy course with comments like “I was looking for wet grass to actually get some grip!” 

Jordan Prochyra, who is no stranger to the EWS and was a reservist for the Trophy of Nations in 2019, took the win in the Men's class with a strong 23-second margin in front of Todd Madsen.

Seasoned competitor (and previous BMX National Representative) Tanya Bailey is no stranger to the WA Gravity Enduro podium and took the win for the Women's class, clear of Storme Green by 20 seconds who had some excellent consistent racing.

Huge congratulations goes out to every competitor who took part in tough conditions at the Goat Farm, and condolences to the parents who are still washing the mud out of their clothes! You can check out the full results list here.