As we set up timing, it seemed that the wind was largely above the legal limits, and so conditions didn’t seem nearly as good as yesterday. However, the fact that this is the last heat of the week always makes people give their all. Many personal bests were set, but unfortunately many of them were not wind legal.
During the first heat, Ken crashed in Arion2, but we were relieved to hear that he was alright, and that the bike was not too damaged. However, the crash did prevent Yasmin from running in a later heat.
Aurélien goes a personal best 79.32 mph, but winds were too high.
The third heat started with a bang. This is what a new world record of 89.59 looks like. In the low light, my camera can’t get a decent focus.
Gareth finally breaks his own multitrack record, with a new mark of 73.95 mph.
Alexei goes a PB 65.83mph and earns an upgrade to his hat.
The last run of the week was Thomas in Vortex. The number on the side indicates the fact that this was the 100th trip down 305 for this bike. There have been 5 DNF’s included, and I can personally account for two of them. He finally earned his 60 mph hat.