Location: Redhill, Gloucestershire
Event: 18 September 2011
This weekend sees the seventh and final round of the 2011 Schwalbe British Fourcross Series take place at Redhill, Gloucestershire.
Redhill is probably the most famous fourcross track in the UK and we are looking forward to a fantastic weekend, especially because Redhill has seen some pretty major track changes since the series was last there, adding four new turns and quite a few new jumps and lines. Redhill is famous for being one of the most flowing tracks in the UK, with multi lines and high speed for the riders, the track is also perfect for spectators to see every inch of the track.
The elite class in 2011 has been absolutely fantastic. Every moto and every final has provided edge of your seat racing, drama and surprise. One rider though has shown real consistency. The 2011 Schwalbe British Series overall has already been sewn up by Scott Beaumont, who has returned to his best this year winning four of the six rounds so far.
However the elite racing this weekend will be truly superb, because the race for second overall is truly on.... Nathan Parssons, Pat Campbell Jenner and Scott Roberts will all be fighting for that second step on the overall podium. With the successful return to racing by Lewis Lacey at SW Extreme a month ago, Martin Ogden back from his BMX duties, Billy Cheetham, Tom Dowie, Jake Ward and Will Evans all riding at their best, the racing, as ever, will be fantastic.
In the women's elite class, the overall is still very much up in the air. Suzanne Lacey is sat in the driving seat at the moment, but Nichola Anderson is hot on her heels. Nichola, who sustained a massive knee injury at SW Extreme, will be back this weekend fighting to try and win that overall title.
However it will be tough as Suzanne has been super consistent this year and the flowing track at Redhill will really suit her. Be prepared for the elite women's overall to come down to the final on Sunday. Cara Murray also has to be mentioned. Cara has put as many hours as anyone into the construction of Redhill and she rides there every week without fail. She will be lightening fast and the girl to beat on the day.
As ever all other categories will be hotly contested. Juveniles, youths, juniors, seniors, masters and vets will all be there battling it out and fighting for the overall series positions.