Race Preview: Schwalbe 4x – Afan

This weekend (May 28th/29th) sees the third round of the 2011 Schwalbe British 4X Series take place on Saturday and the third round of the Schwalbe Euro 4X Series take place on Sunday at Afan, South Wales.

Some of the World’s top riders will be there racing on both days on the new venue here in the UK. Phil Saxena designed the track and it is one of the roughest ever seen in the UK with a massive rock section, corkscrew bridge and pro line that has double jumps over 35 feet long!

Saturday night, there will be entertainment when the Trixter World Indoor Championships will take place in the bar. 4 Trixter X Dream interactive exercise bikes will be linked together and some of the World’s top 4X racers will race head to head with the fastest amateur qualifiers. The winner will take home a new Trixter X 1000 bike worth £1,200!

After a long time out with injury Will Longden will make his return at Afan. The defending Series and National 4X Champion will be looking to stop Scott Beaumont’s flawless start to his 2011 campaign. Boom Boom has been unbeaten at Rounds 1 and 2, and will no doubt be looking to continue that form when the World’s best come to Afan. Blake Carney from the USA, Johannes Fischbach, Lucas Mechura, Michael Mechura, Adam Stasek and Kamil Tatarkovic are just some of the riders confirmed to be racing this weekend.
With big Elite entries already this year, this weekend’s Elite racing is set to be some of the best ever seen here in the UK.

Saturday 28th May – Schwalbe British 4X Series Round 3:
10.00am Open Practice
11.00am Gate Practice – Fun, Big Fun, Juvenile, Youth, Master, Veteran, Girls
11.30am Gate Practice – Junior, Senior & Pro Elite
12.00 Midday Track Closed Lunch.
12.30pm Racing starts – Moto Format
4.30pm Finals
5.00pm Presentations

Sunday 29th May – Schwalbe Euro 4X Series Round 3:
09:00 – 10:00 Riders registration
10:00 – 11:00 Track open for training
11:00 – 11:30 Gate training
11:30 – 11:45 Riders meeting
12:00 – 12:30 Timed Qualification for Senior
13:00 – 14:00 3 Motos Qualification for Rookie & Master’s
14:01 – 15:00 Rookie & Master Race
15:30 – 16:00 Warm Up & Gates
16:00 – 17:30 Euro Fourcross Rd4 Top 64 Race
18:00 Awards ceremony

The postcode for the Afan track is: SA12 9SP
Address is: Gyfylchi Farm, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot, S Wales
For more information have a look at www.british4x.com

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