Innerleithen, Scotland – The 1st race of 2007 was a success for the whole team with both Jaymie and Fionn standing on the podium! The ladies put in an awesome weekend of riding and training although they were without proper DH rigs due to some kind of shipping hold up.
However, this didn’t stop either of them from racing! Fionn spent the night leading up to the race playing in the garage transforming both her Norco 4XXXX and Norco EXC (Cross Country) bikes into DH race rigs – or as close to that as she could! Both bikes turned out to be great and held up to the abuse.
Race day looked promising. With sunny blue skies and hour-long lift lines, Fionn spent the morning putting in practice runs with fellow World Cup rider, Helen Gaskell. Both ladies were surprised at Fionn’s abilities to keep up to Helen on the rough track with her tiny bike. By racing time, both Fionn and Helen were excited to put themselves and their bikes up against the clock.
Both of these fast ladies were curious whose bike/rider combo was going to edge the other out for the win. Helen put in an amazing race run, however, an unlucky front flat 20seconds into Fionn’s run saw her skidding and sliding her way down the track. She managed to keep up right and was only one position back from Helen at the finish, despite her bad luck. The weekend was not over though. Miss Jaymie Mart put in an awesome race run getting every last millimeter of travel out of her Norco EXC and just nudging Fionn out of 2nd place. Congrats to both ladies on an excellent start to the season!