August 07 2023
Greg Williamson took a top-10 finish at the world championships, as Matt Walker crashed out in Fort William.
The eighth position was Williamson’s third career top-10 world championship result, with previous results coming in 2016 and 2020.
In 2023 Williamson was one of the first riders on track and put down a solid run, going into the hot seat with a large seven-second lead.
Shortly after, heavy rain began to fall and the track began to deteriorate. But with the top-10 riders still to race, Williamson was holding on to third place and a possible podium at a home world championships.
As the top-ranked riders came down the hill, Williamson slipped to eighth and delivered his seasons’ best result.
For Matt Walker, the world title challenge slipped away in a horror crash that he was fortunate to get up from.
Facing some of the worst conditions, the British champion looked to be on pace. But coming into the lower section of the track, Walker ran wide out of a turn and as a consequence missed a small bridge, pitching his front wheel into a ditch.
Thankfully, Matt got up from the crash and could make it down the hill unassisted.
The Madison Saracen Factory Race Team now shift their focus back to the world cup series, which resumes with round four in Andorra on August 26.