Our 203mm DHTeam Rider Marko Fernández went to La Fenasosa Fun Cup 2013 and took the victory. This is the first of three races and Marko achived the 1st place Elite and 2nd Scratch.
"Last weekend was held in Fenasosa Bike Park the first Fun Cup race with about 60 runners. The track chosen for the race was track number 7, a technical track, with lots of stones and big jumps that make this a perfect trail for a race of this nature.
Saturday practice uneventful, just a couple of injuries without serious consequences. The fast lifts allowed for large number of downs, something to be welcomed as it allowed everyone to enjoy without long queues and very smoothly.
As always at La Fenasosa, the atmosphere was very familiar and warm, which counteracts the tense atmosphere usually found in Downhill racing. This allowed the riders would care more about doing many downs and enjoy that pressure to do good on the Saturday.
Sunday dawned with a fantastic sunny day, far from the rains in recent weeks forced to delay the date of this great event.
The first race started at 12:30, which gave great scope to train the circuit before the first drop timed, something quite unusual and greatly appreciated, as it allowed the first run to meet the lesson well learned.
Among the favorites for the win were WC 4x Rider Javi Guijarro, Lampi, Mario Perez, Alex Orbán and although do say so, myself. Really wanted to do something important in this competition, after the bad experience with a hard fall at Gouveia because of the mud and the lack of major races nationally.
After completing the first round, the surprise was Carlos Haro standing in first position with a time of 2:36 followed by Javi Guijarro and Lampi. This left the bar very high to try to give everything in the second round.
In the second race the local rider Borja set the fastest time while the Elite category riders tried to snatch the Hotseat. One after another passed through the finish line without success and finally it was my turn.
I had a good run with just a small bump on his fist against a tree, but I just lost a few time and put myself first elite. I did not get beat Borja time staying just 0.10 sec.
There were the best times of the first leg to come, but none improved the rider of La Fenasosa / Wild Wolf. Lampi beat Carlos Haro time of the first leg and placed in second position Elite, while Carlos could not improve his time due to a fall.
I really wanted to go to The Fenasosa since I had never been there and was pleasantly surprised by how fun and completeness of their circuits.
The circuit No. 7 was very fast and rocky, so it was very easy to get a flat tyre and stay out of the race. The jumps were really fun, and you had did not wait to throw you upon arrival to the finish line.
After Saturday's training sessions we were a while to Foam Pit to beat us a few laughs, although DH bike is not the best machine to do it, the fun was assured. Nor missed the opportunity to ride the new line of Supercross, with big jumps and a line for those with higher level that will leave you open-mouthed.
Certainly I wont miss the next race that will take place on 22 and 23 June. We assure you that worth enjoying any weekend of the circuits and the new lines that have created our friends in Fenasosa.
Congratulate all participants for the good vibes and the organization, especially to the entire family for a wonderful The Fenasosa initiative. Congrats!