4X ProTour 2015 – Round 2 – Fort William
Year after year, the 4X ProTour race in Fort William continues to showcase everything that is great about 4X. The track, the crowd, the atmosphere. Everything about this race is incredible and tonight, the crowd were treated to some of the best 4X racing ever seen in the highlands.
In the women’s, fastest qualifier Helene Fruhwirth looked to be the favourite heading into the final, but young British rider Natasha Bradley sent the home crowd into a frenzy, taking the win ahead of Fruhwirth and Julia Lackas in third.
In the men’s, the home crowd were ready to make it another win. Lewis Lacey and Scott Beaumont made it through to the finals to race against Hannes Slavik and Joost Wichman. On the first straight drag race, Wichman had the lead, then, Boom Boom carried speed around the outside in turn one and took the lead. Into the last turn it looked like another home win but Joost Wichman jumped the triple tight and in sight of the finish snatched the win from under Beaumont’s feet. It was incredible racing and the crowds have all left Fort William this evening exhausted from what they just saw!
Full race report and film will be released next week.
1st – Natasha Bradley
2nd – Helene Fruhwirth
3rd – Julia Lackas
1st – Joost Wichman
2nd – Scott Beaumont
3rd – Lewis Lacey
The next round of 4X ProTour is in Szczawno Zdroj in Poland on July 18th. We will be reporting from practice, qualifying and the race itself.