Racing EWS is a costly game and some times that cost is just too much. Deciding to skip rounds 5 and 6 in La Thuile and Whistler and focus on the final two rounds of the year, Payner decides to keep his racing up with something a little closer to home... Enter the Ard Rock Enduro. A race not done before and with around 3000 entries across all the races and categories it was more than a race, it was a bike festival with some super relaxed and fun racing on the side. Check out all the action as we throw a slight curveball in the EWS season yet still packed with long days, epic stages and plenty of ups and downs.
EWS or Bust comes to you this time from 3 countries Wales to start with at round 3 of the UK Gravity Enduro Series then onto round 4 of the Enduro World Series in both Austria and Slovenia.
Check the link below to see all the action from Rich Payne as he continues his quest for top 100 results at the highest level of enduro racing.
After an incredible last season racing the Enduro World Series Remap co-owner and privateer racer Rich Payne returns for another season packed with more races and more adventures.
Round one takes him to Chile where he'll tackle the longest EWS stage so far at 11km, altitude around 3650 meters and blazing sunshine all day long. This round would prove to be especially tough as he'd start with a low seeding number meaning ALOT of over taking manoeuvres would need to be done making the already tough trails that little tougher.
So it back relax and enjoy the show and for a little bonus footage why not check out all his race runs or head over to iTunes or Spotify and search out the HKT Podcast for a more in depth chat about the race.
So this year we did our first ever Corner Track Bash, we gathered up the gang made up of workers, customers, friends, family and all round shredders. With a very loose and sketchy corner trail dug into a steep little hillside tucked in the middle of know where the carnage commenced and the good times rolled until the very last corner was blown out and everyones wheels were taco'd. Sit back grab brew and enjoy the next few minutes of good times.
Its onwards to the emerald isle as Rich tackles a race known for its crazy fans, great trails and amazing atmosphere. What surprises will this round throw up for him and how will Rich do on his privateer quest? Surely it cannot rain again??!!