Moon Rock WQS: Thiago Lessa sets the track record

Despite there being rumors about potential rain today, the sun was shining as usual here in the Philippines.
The morning started with a few practice runs as "warm up" for the riders and then 4 timed qualifying runs each.

As this was the first year hosting a world circuit race at Moon Rock, the track record was open for grabs. The top spot was taken by none other than Thiago Gomes Lessa from Brazil with a record time of 1:39.58 immediately followed by Carlos Paixao with 1:39.91 and then Chase Hiller from the USA with 1:40.56.

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Thiago Lessa set the track record.

We asked Thiago about the track and his result: "I really like the track here, gangstar lean one... I feel good about how I'm riding here, this trip so far I have learned a lot. The bad news is that I have pain on the back of my leg after qualifying pushes, tomorrow will be hard for me, let's see how I wake up."

Emily Pross did not miss the chance to be a top competitor in the Open with a finishing time in 4th and dominating the women class in first. The womens was followed by the two Germans Jennifer Schauerte and Dina Miss.

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Emily Pross and her sparks around.

Masters went down as well and Cornelius Kaup from Germany took the first place of the class with 1:46.62 followed by the two Filipinos Caloy Sambrano and Peter Fritz Siason.

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Cornelius Kaup focused on the right corner.

Between the youngsters, Sebastian Chanco lead the qualifying in the junior class leaving Filipinos Jan Brian and Figueroa to round out the results.

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The youngster Sebastian Chanco full tuckin'.

Luge class dominated by Abdil Mahdzan followed by Dennis "Zen" Donado.

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Abdil Mahdzan.

 

Qualifying results can be found here and as well the race brackets for tomorrow:

https://internationaldownhillfederation.org/races/keeping-it-high-moon-rock-2018/

Photo shoots by Sebi Dangerseeker (@dangerseekersebi)