Jack wins opening Aussie National DH Series

Jack wins opening Aussie National DH Series

In the opening round of the Australian National DH Series, Jack takes out both qualifying and racing for maximum points on the proto M29 DH rig, even with some last minute dramas in the start gate.

In near perfect conditions and riding the same M29 proto bike from Cairns, Jack took out qualifying on Saturday afternoon on a rapidly deteriorating track. With no rain recorded in the area for quite a while, the track was blowing out and the dusty conditions were making corners unpredictable.

Come Sunday morning, practice went well and Jack had his lines sorted. With a long break until he set off as the last rider down the hill, it was time to chill and get ready for the first race since Cairns World Champs last year.

Last minute drama

With a long delay due to a fairly serious crash in the U17 category, Jack's rear tyre started dropping pressure. Racing the same set of ENVE M90 wheels as Cairns, the original rim tape in the rear wheel started to peel away inside the rim, and was bleeding air fast. Of course, this was just as racing recommenced...

Jack "MacGyver" Moir

A last minute attempt to reseal with second hand tape out of the donor Carbine failed, but then grabbing the tube out of the rear wheel on the Carbine got the M29 back running, all with the clock ticking down to Jack's start time. Literally with seconds to spare, Jack set off, multi-tool still in the rear axle and about 40psi in the rear tyre

Jack set off, pedaling everywhere and making it to the bottom, much to everyone's surprise, with a still working bike. Stopping the clock at 3:21.137, nearly ten seconds faster than qualifying.

A massive effort from Jack to get things sorted under pressure and still keep it together for the race run and take the win. Huge props to all the other riders for helping Jack to try and solve the dramas on the fly.

Thanks also to Intense supported Brisbane MTB Shuttles and Tours for providing shuttle transport all weekend, helping to ensure that practice and qualifications ran nice and smooth.

Thanks and remember #intenseforlife

Michael 'Dopo' Dopson brought his shuttle and tour trucks down from Brisvegas to service the shuttling.

Taking a moment for fallen comrade, Josh Button. Heal up buddy!

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