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Kovarik Racing Update from Aussie Nat'l Champs

 
Kovarik Racing Update from Aussie Nat'l Champs
Kovarik Racing Update from Aussie Nat'l Champs
 
March 01, 2011 -  Chris Kovarik    
 

Even though it was a bit of a disappointing weekend, it was good to be back on the race track as Chris and I hadn’t raced since September. We’ve been riding lots but definitely had to dust off some cob webs when it came to race time!

The track in Adelaide was dry and dusty which made for slippery conditions. It was slightly longer than last year as they had to make it at least 2 minutes long to conform to UCI rules. Top mens time was 2:02:36 so they just made it work. Some fun corners, jumps, rocky sections and lots of sprinting out of corners made it physically challenging as well, not to mention the 35 degree C heat.

 

Despite washing out during our final runs in one of the last corners(almost the same one! how lame…), we know we are on pace. I seeded 1st on Friday, quite ahead of 2nd, having much more race experience than any of the Aussie girls, and had a little more in the tank for Saturday. I managed to still finish 2nd after my crash but not a chance for Chris in the stacked mens field. He seeded 2nd to Mick on Friday by half a second and knew he had some more to give in the final. His seeding time was the second fastest elite mens time of the weekend. But you have to stay on your bike when it counts, he still posted a high 2:07 with that crash putting him in 10th.

Despite washing out during our final runs in one of the last corners(almost the same one! how lame…), we know we are on pace. I seeded 1st on Friday, quite ahead of 2nd, having much more race experience than any of the Aussie girls, and had a little more in the tank for Saturday. I managed to still finish 2nd after my crash but not a chance for Chris in the stacked mens field. He seeded 2nd to Mick on Friday by half a second and knew he had some more to give in the final. His seeding time was the second fastest elite mens time of the weekend. But you have to stay on your bike when it counts, he still posted a high 2:07 with that crash putting him in 10th.

Report and images from KovarikRacing.com - Photo Credit: Sean Anderson

 

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