This year’s National Downhill Champs is shaping up to be something special.
For the first time at a British national race the male and female racers will receive the same prize money for winning. Good news for racing? What’s your opinion?
Male and female racers in the senior category will both receive:
1st place – £250
2nd place – £200
3rd place – £150
4th place – £100
5th place – £50
This should come as good news for the female racers that traditionally don’t receive as much in return for their efforts and will be seen as a good step by race organiser Mike to encourage the female racers.
Interestingly though, the prizes are marginally lower than at the British Downhill Series where male winners receive £300 and prizes are awarded down to 8th place. Prizes are awarded to 5th place at the Champs event due to the fact that it is a cat CN UCI event.
The rest of the prize line up for the event looks great:
Senior non champs men Evoc (Top 5)
Senior non champs women Hope (Top 5)
Master men 30-34 Oneal (Top 5)
Master men – 35-39 KTM & Oneal (Top 5)
Veteran men – 40-44 Silverline (Top 5)
Veteran men 45-49 Rock Guardz (Top 5)
Grand Veteran 50+ Mick Extance Kawazaki Experience (Top 5)
Juvenile men Schwalbe (Top 5)
Youth men Zee (Shimano) (Top 5)
Junior men Pro (Shimano) (Top 5)
Junior women Loeka (Top 5)
Uplift passes with:
Progression bikes (Dunkeld)
One giant Leap, Llangollen
Top 3 of every Cat will receive an Ethic Watch
Fastest Youth will win a film day with Gee Milner
Fastest juvenile will win a photo shoot with Paul Cram