Last week-end the team raced in Bouillon, Belgium for the fourth round of the Nissan DH Cup. On a great natural track which was pretty dusty and loose, Kristof Lenssens came first elite in the seeding run, Gregoire Pazdziorko first in junior and Bertrand Gilles was in eighth position.
For the race, Bertrand was the first of the team to go. After a clean run, he took the hot seat and would eventually take fourth place in the elite category. Gregoire Pazdziorko was the next to go and rode down straight to the win in the junior class, an agressive and very spectacular run which was good for a second place overall. Kristof Lenssens was ready to defend his position in the elite class but almost lost control in one of the many off-camber turns of the track. He couldn’t make up the time he lost and came third.
The next round of the Nissan Downhill Cup will be on september 28th in Huy. Next up, team Kona/Barracuda is going the IXS European DH Series in Totdnau, Germany.
Photo: Nicolas Niederpum