Training started and riders were getting up to speed and finding the limits on the dry and blow out track. A super wet European summer had limited the team’s opportunity to train in similar conditions but they were pushing on.
Bernard was feeling confident after the summer break and a third victory at Red Bull Hardline. Enjoying the high speed track, he was trying to predict how the track would change and deteriorate with the traffic over the weekend.
Eddie and Matt were puzzling together, working on some sneaky lines to avoid the biggest holes and blown out berms. Matt ticked off the big triple gap in the lower woods. After missing the 2020 race through injury it was his first time seeing and racing this much talked about section of track.
Emilie was building speed nicely on her first few runs of the day. A few small crashes later on did no major damage but shows just how fine the margins for error were in these conditions.
The day finished on a bummer with Bernard taking a trip to the hospital. Sliding out on one of the flat, open turns on the ski piste, he caught his finger on the floor. With his finger swollen and unable to hold on, Bernard headed for an X-ray and was unable to continue racing over the weekend.