Race Report! DHSS round 2 / QTDH round 1 – Queenstown Bike Park

QMTBC’s Downhill Sub-Committee; Queenstown DH hosted their annual round of the DHSS last weekend.
A record field of 114 riders took part in round 2 of the Downhill Southern series , doubling as the 1st round of the legendary QTDH series too. It was the biggest ever field for both the Downhill southern series & also a QTDH race.
Thanks to sponsors by Torpedo 7 & Skyline Queenstown
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Riders came from as far away as Christchurch & the course (designed by QTDH’s Kepler Rek, pictured) was described by various riders as the best they’d ever ridden in the Queenstown bike park. Results
(dominated by Queenstown riders!)
(Photo – Si Williams @si_Williams_)
Juniors
1 Akira Yamada – Queenstown
2 Sam Robbie – Queenstown
3 Boaz Hebblethwaite – Christchurch
Veteran Men
1 Mike Cowan – Wanaka
2 Tom Lamb – Queenstown
3 Paul Angus – Queenstown
Open woman
1 Harriet Latchem – Queenstown
2 Rosie Smith – Queenstown
3 Agatha Bulska – Christchurch
Open men
1 Reece Potter – Queenstown
2 Kurt MacDonald – Queenstown
3 Jimmy Ramsey – Queenstown
As always a massive shout out to all the Queenstown DH crew of volunteers for a massive effort in putting on another awesome event
The next round of the Queenstown DH series is on Saturday November 28th at the Remarkables original track.
Stay tuned on the Queenstown DH & QMTBC Facebook pages for more info closer to the time.

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