Madison Saracen Junior rider, Phil Atwill, is at the Worlds for the fist time after having a great debut season on the World Cup circuit. Phil has been keeping a blog over the last few days, giving us an insight into exactly what it's like to be competing at the biggest bike race in the world.
First day of practice here in Leogang, the weathers looking nice and so is the track. We're staying just up the road from the gondola staion in a posh hotel and the food here is pretty descent... I got a solid 4 runs in today building speed with every one. My bikes feels good on track and I feel good on my bike, so all in all a prime start to the week and looking forward to tomorrow... Forcast is rain so it should be slick!
It rained the hole way though the night so come this morning the track was soaked.. But I was loveing it! We didn't have long for practice so I made sure I got warmed up early so I could make the most of the two hours. I managed to get four runs in and was buzzing for everyone of them! The wet weather and big rutts suit me down to the ground.. I had a look at the bigger jumps and sent the first one second run, its running a lot slower in to them due to the rain, so had to pull up like a beast! Looking forward to tomorrow, hope is hammers down all night!!