Weather has forced an abbreviated program for the world cup event at Bathurst BMX track.
The day commenced with practice early on Saturday morning under overcast skies due to a low system over NSW that has caused flash flooding across the state.
The elite men then kicked off with round one before the rest of the program was abandoned due to the weather conditions. The women’s competition did not start.
The day was further marred by the injury to Australian Kai Sakakibara. You can read BMXA’s official statement HERE.
For results purposes for the men’s event, final placings will be based on the position a rider finished in their respective round one moto. Therefore, if a rider placed first in their heat, they will be one of the top 18 riders in the ledger. Riders are then ranked according to their finish time in that moto.
For second placegetters, regardless of whether the time was quicker than that of a rider who came first in another moto, will be placed from 19 to 36 and again ranked by finishing time. The formula continues through the rest of the placings.
CLICK HERE for all the round one results.
The shortened format was taken out by 2016 Rio Olympic gold medallist Connor Fields (USA), Great Britain’s Kye Whyte and American Corben Sharrah.
For the Australians Josh Mclean finished as the best placed rider, seventh overall, with a time of 34.754 and just behind him in eighth was Anthony Dean with a time of 34.856. Alex Cameron had a massive race, moving from third at the second berm to finish first in his moto in a stacked heat and 16th overall.
Bodi Turner posted a time of 35.27 and was 22nd after the round. Bradley Game took out 24th, Max Cairnes 25th, Izaac Kennedy 32nd and rounding out the top 36 is Shane Rosa.
Andrew Hughes had the quickest time of the third placegetters with a 35.405, which means he placed 37th. Matt Krasevskis was 39th, Wade Turner finishes 46th overall, Jayce Cunning 47th, Kyle Hill 49th, Corey Frieswyk 51st and Joshua McDermott rounds out the top 54.
Racing is expected to resume tomorrow.