Renthal Racing - 2015 Season Update

Posted : 19/06/2015

2015 has been an incredible year so far for Renthal supported teams and athletes on the UCI World Cup race scene;

Round 1 – Lourdes, France.

A new venue and new challenges for the riders on a very technical course. A course that favoured those with skills and bravery in equal measures.

In a final that saw incredibly close times, one man stood apart from everyone – S-Racing athlete, Aaron Gwin. After crashing out in qualifying, Gwin proved himself when it counted, decimating the entire field by four seconds.

Also figuring in the top ten was new MS Mondraker signing, Danny Hart in 4th and Gwin’s team mate, Troy Brosnan in 8th.

In the Women’s event, Emmeline Ragot (MS Mondraker) took a convincing win, with Myriam Nicole (Commencal Valnord) in 3rd.

In Junior’s, Trek World Racing’s Laurie Greenland was just edged into 2nd place by fierce rival Andrew Crimmins.

Team video’s from the event;

S-Racing

MS Mondraker

Round 2 – Fort William, Scotland.

The weather was the biggest story at Fort William. Gale force winds and torrential rain caused all training cancelled and the qualifying race to be postponed on Saturday. This meant training, qualifying and racing had to be squeezed into Sunday, when the weather improved.

Again, Aaron Gwin (S-Racing) was on fire, with a pin-point accurate run, through the super muddy mid-section. He managed 2nd place to Greg Minaar, who equalled the record for World Cup wins.

More Renthal equipped riders filling up more of the top ten included Troy Brosnan (S-Racing) in 6th, an injured Danny Hart (MS Racing) in 8th and George Brannigan (Trek World Racing) in 9th.

With Myriam Nicole (Commencal Vallnord) out with an injury, Renthal’s hopes were with Emmeline Ragot (MS Racing). Unfortunately the ever changing, muddy wooded section caught her out and her crash took her down to 3rd place.

In the Juniors, Laurie Greenland (Trek World Racing) had to settle for 2nd again, as last years winner and Enduro specialist, Martin Maes took the win.

Team video’s from the event;

S-Racing

MS Mondraker

Round 3 – Leogang, Austria.

With significant modifications to the track for 2015, there was a lot to learn for the riders. Aaron Gwin (S-Racing) showed his continuing form to qualify fastest and be last man down the hill. The final came and, two pedal strokes out of the start, Gwin’s chain snapped. Everyone thought it was all over, but not the man on the bike. What happened next will go down as one of the most impressive race runs in history. A demonstration of how carrying speed through the rough and out of corners can win a race. Gwin came through the first split just 1.2s back which was unbelievably close, considering he couldn’t pedal. Even more unbelievable is what he did next. Split 2, he had made time on the leader, being just 0.8s back and when he crossed the finish line he had made up enough to win the race. This is the stuff of legend!

Watch Gwin’s full, chainless run here;

Another great event for Renthal, with four riders in the top ten – 3rd Remi Thirion (Commencal Valnord), 4th Troy Brosnan (S-Racing), 9th Brook Macdonald (Trek World Racing).

Aaron Gwin now has a commanding lead in the series, with four round left to race.

Emmeline Ragot (MS Mondraker) continued her consistent season with 3rd place and a close 2nd in the series.Jill Kintner (Norco) made a solid return to World Cup racing in 5th.

Renthal had two riders on the Junior podium, with Jacob Dickson having a season best in 2nd and Laurie Greenland (Trek World Racing) 3rd.

Team video’s from the event;

S-Racing

MS Mondraker

 

Renthal Racing - 2015 Season Update
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