TFR Enduro takes top-10's and the overall team award
Trek Factory Racing Enduro had a weekend to remember at round four of the Enduro World Series. Located amidst both Slovenia and Austria, the round witnessed a Trek Factory Racing team overall victory along with a third for Casey Brown, a fourth for Ruaridh Cunningham, a sixth for Katy Winton, and Pedro Burns in 65th.
After a few days of enjoying the sights and sounds of Slovenia and Austria during practice, it was race time for the full squad. Joining for her first Enduro World Series Event was Casey Brown, straight off of her stint at Crankworx.
Casey was fresh off of a full two weeks of competition, and went head first into the enduro scene.
"After two massive days of practice I wasn’t sure I was up for the race, I’d only ridden my new Slash a couple times and I was so tired from the two weeks of Crankworx prior. I decided to bring my mini speaker with me to listen to music (vacation vibes) and just take it stage by stage, focusing on having fun and staying safe, after day one I was surprised to be in 4th, I went into the next day with the same objectives, still sitting in 4th place and with one stage left I decided to turn it up a notch, my pedal strokes payed off and I made it into 3rd spot! Stoked for the team, we had a really fun weekend."
Ruaridh Cunningham’s ability and potential has always been at the top. This weekend was evidence of what is possible when the pieces begin to come together.
"Very happy to take 4th and another significant step in the right direction for me. With the fresh trails changing significantly over the course of the weekend, it made the racing very challenging and it was easy to make mistakes. After a less than ideal start I felt like I settled in and found my groove on day two. A lot of positives moving forward and a few things to work on ahead of La Thuile in a few weeks."
Katy Winton has been a perennial podium participant all season, and continues to impress. Some bad luck this weekend knocked her down, but not out, finishing in 6th place.
"Weekend didn't go as I wanted, after a 2nd place on stage 1 I then lost a lot of time on stage two when I had a few too many meetings with the ground!! After a poor start to day 2 I manage to have a better stage 5 and 6 salvaging a 6th on a less than ideal weekend. Absolutely buzzing for Brown and Ruaridh on sick results. It was so awesome to be the winning team too, Tyler, Alex, James and Delorme put so much into helping us get ready and have the bikes tip top it means a lot to get them up to enjoy the podium!!"
Pedro Burns continues to show his talent, scoring several 30-40 place finishes. Unfortunately, an untimely mechanical cost him time on stage one.