MTBNZ South Island Downhill Cup / National Series Round One

DH racer practicing jumpingPractice for the Remarks DH race happened today with plenty of thrills for those that turned up. A bunch of photos were taken and are up on the Club's facebook album here.  The Race day is tomorrow (Monday 9th Jan) so if you can get along and check it out!  Full timetable and details below. 2012 NZ MTB Cup  MTBNZ and BikeNZ are pleased to announce the 2012 NZ MTB Cup presented by Nature Valley. The NZ MTB Cup comprises the North Island and South Island Downhill Cups also presented by Nature Valley. The NZ MTB Downhill Cup is a series of six events. A riders best five results (any five) will count towards a NZ MTB Downhill Cup title. North and South Island Downhill Cup titles will be decided from points gathered at the three events in each island. THE EVENT Round 1, 2012 NZ MTB Cup Date: 8th Sun - 9th Mon January 2012 Location: Remarkables Face Queenstown. The Course: 375 vertical meters down open tussock slopes finishing on the flat paddocks of the Mike Mee farm. DETAILS The all new Remarkables Face DH track leaves the 4km mark and drops down a rock face into open grass turns followed by open flowy off camber open section with a couple jumps. A steeper section leads though a midway double gate turning left into matagouri lanes and long fast jumps before turning down steep bank, and steep turns down final face on through ‘the boulders, and through matagouri lanes to the finsh line. Created by the hard work of Blair Christmas Access: Via the Remarkables ski Field access road Spectator Viewing: Access via start area or bottom - walking access only. Property: Access is via the Remarkables ski field road, with the first section on Remarkables Park private land, changing into the operating farm land of Mike Mee’s. NZBNZ South Island Downhill Cup Program / Event Timetable Friday 7th Jan Course taped Sunday 8th Practice Day . . . . .Registration 9:00 to 3:00 . . . . .Slow Runs 9:00 to 12.30 . . . . .Race Pace Runs 1:00 - 5:00 Monday 9th Race Day . . . . . .Practice 8:30 - 10:00 . . . . . .Elite Practice 10:00 - 10:15 . . . . . Briefing 10:30 . . . . . Timed Seeding Run 11:00 start . . . . . Race Run 1:00 start . . . . . Prizegiving (all categories) 4:00

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