iXS European Downhill Cup, Round 3
Event: 15-17 June 2012
The iXS European Downhill Cup returns to Innerleithen, Scotland for the only UK round of Europe’s premier downhill series.
Running over three days from 15-17 June, the World’s best downhill racers will pit their skills against each other at the spiritual home of the UK downhill scene. Entry for the event is now open via the official website at www.ixscupinnerleithen.com.
The event is the biggest downhill race in the UK outside the World Cup at Fort William and follows the huge success of the event held at Innerleithen in 2010 when over 300 competitors raced on a specially constructed one-off track through Traquair Forest, watched by several thousand spectators. Many of the world’s top riders are expected to compete as the event takes place a week after the Fort William World Cup.
Duncan Nisbet of Innerleithen MTB Racing, said: “This year we are focusing on spectators just as much as the riders and the event arena will be the focus for competitors and spectators alike, with lots to do, see, buy and try.
“The weekend will include a film night, dual slalom and pump track competitions and a mini-downhill event for under 16’s. Free entry for spectators over the three days gives access to all the action as well as on-site catering, kids’ skills area, timber tester track and trade stands. There really is something for everyone.”
The main event is a traditional downhill event with uplift service over the three days. Practice on the Friday with further practice and qualifying on the Saturday will be followed by final practice and race runs on Sunday.