“Don’t remember a thing about yesterday “was how Mick O’ Leary described his current state having crashed (somewhere) banged the old nut, woke up in hospital obviously out of the event. Tough old nut has Mick so we assume he will be ok.
On the good side Jordan continued on his good form finishing 7th in Class but picking up a precious GOLD medal joining a very elite and very small group of MCI riders ever to do so. Well done Jordan. Dave MC Nulty, Chris Hegarty, Barry Donaghy and Harold Crawford collected Silver a fantastic achievement staying clean all week with Robert, Big Phil and Patrick Flanagan pocketing Bronze. A great week for them all. Ivan, John, Dave Crean and the for mentioned Mick dropped out but will have gained much from the experience, and quite an experience it is.
FOYLE 1 (Jordan, Barry and “old Harold “) collected 28th overall in the team awards another noteworthy achievement.
With intense heat and dust the first 2 days made this a hard 6 days by recent standards although no 6 days is easy to maintain the bike and body for that riding time. Its always disappointing to go to any 6 days (Or any event) and not achieve the goal of finishing; it takes a lot of effort, training , preparation and cash to make ready for these events with everyone intent on completing the course . Sometimes for various reasons that does not happen and it is more likely those riders will go back with more experience to finish next time.
France of course dominated the event winning The Trophy and junior team.
Individually Loic Larrieu (Yamaha) E 2 was the outright winner of the WT and JWT classes ; manual Monni (TM ) individually the C class winner ; Laia Sans ( KTM) once again taking the Womens honours .
Brive can go back to its normal self.
Next year in S America may see something different.