Another Velosolutions /Red Bull Pump Track World Qualifier event is in the books! This stop in the series went down in Wellington, New Zealand at Miramar pumptrack. This track looks sick!
“The Velosolutions track in Wellington played host to the New Zealand qualifier and as the clouds rolled in later in the day it lived up to its nickname “Windy Wellington”. But riders were not put off by the weather and laid it all on the line for their chance to secure a spot at the world final.
Seeding runs gave the riders the chance to assess the competition before the rain came in. The track soon dried and riders were able to commit to hitting turns as fast as possible knowing they had all the grip they needed on the asphalt surface. The knock out heats pushed the rider’s stamina and whilst Connor Mahuika posted the fastest time on the day, Billy Meaclem proved he had the race craft to take the overall win and claim his ticket to the final.
In the women’s category a late in influx of registered riders on the day would make this a battle to the finish line. Rising star and Junior World Number 2 Shania Rawson was unstoppable on the day and took the win ahead of Caitlin Georgantas.
1st place – Billy Meaclem
2nd place -Connor Mahuika
3rd place – Michael Melles
4th place – Elliot Smith
1st place – Shania Rawson
2nd place – Caitlin Georgantas
3rd place – Kasey Thompson-Delany
4th place – Abbie Bull”