3 Podium Weekend for Pivot Factory Racing

3 Podium Weekend for Pivot Factory Racing

The fifth round of the Enduro World Series took place in Val di Fassa, Italy. Riders tackled five massive stages filled with rocks, roots, and ruts which made for a hugely physical day. While the open sections of the tracks were dry and dusty, the areas covered by trees retained some moisture. Stage 2 presented a particularly gruelling uphill section testing the riders endurance and skills. Thankfully the weather cooperated with clear blue skies on race day, allowing for breathtaking views throughout the event.

Pivot Factory Racing EWS

Morgane Charre fought hard throughout the day aiming for the top position but faced tough competition. She gave it her all and managed to find herself leading the race heading into the final stage only by a small margin, so it was all to play for. Unfortunately stage 5 didn't quite go her way. Nonetheless Morgane showed exceptional talent and determination, securing an impressive second place. With Morgane's consistent performance throughout the race season, she has become a familiar face on the podium.

Morganne Charre EWS

Matthew Walker embraced the rough, fast, and demanding style of tracks, delivering outstanding performances throughout the day and consistently posting competitive times. He dominated Stage 4, claiming the stage win and establishing a significant 12-second lead over the rest of the field going into the fifth and final stage. The tension was palpable as spectators watched Matt navigate the course, leaving nothing to chance. With an exceptional display of skill and speed he triumphed in the final stage, securing himself a well-deserved victory. Matt Walker celebrated his first-ever Enduro World Series win, doing it in style with an incredible 16-second lead over the rest of the field.

Matt Walker EWS Win

Only two hours away, the other half of the Pivot crew took on Crankworx Innsbruck. The week kicked off with whip-offs, where both Dane Jewett and Ryan Griffith stood out from the crowd. Dane came close to securing a podium finish but narrowly missed it.

Next up was the dual slalom event. Unfortunately, Ryan had an early crash and couldn't compete further. However, both Jake and Dane made it to the Red Bull live feed. Dane finished in a respectable 8th place, while Jake showcased his skills and became a strong contender, going on to secure the win.

Crankworx Innsbruck Whipoff

The downhill race followed, bringing the weekend to an intense and physically demanding track. Unfortunately, Ryan crashed and broke his knuckle, but he is expected to recover quickly. Dane, the young and talented rider qualified second with an impressive run and went all out on finals day, winning his first-ever Crankworx downhill race.

Jake experienced a major crash during the downhill seeding, but thankfully he walked away without any serious injuries. He was incredibly early to drop in ahead of the live feed and put down an exceptional run, securing the hot seat for nearly three hours. In the end he finished in third place, marking his second podium of the week.

Bernard qualified first the day before with a superb run and carried that momentum into the finals, winning his first-ever Crankworx downhill race.

Bernard Kerr in the green

Overall, it was an incredible week for the Pivot Factory Racing team, with podium finishes in both the Enduro and Crankworx events. This makes us the most successful gravity team in the world, demonstrating our skill and versatility.

Now both crews head to the notorious track of Val di sole, Italy, where the team will reunite. Fueled by their recent successes, the team is filled with determination and ready to tackle the upcoming race with unwavering focus and determination.