Downhill for Gravitate 2016 took us back to the Worlds Downhill course for another action packed race. The weather once again played a factor with the constant showers making for a super slippery course. The official race start was moved to below Alien Tree in the interests of rider safety.
Topping the leaderboard for the day was local DH superstar Tracey Hannah, claiming the podium for Elite Women in a time of 3:00.31 and the overall win by nearly 7 seconds.
Joel Sutherland took the win in Elite Men in a time of 3:07.08 with the second fastest time of the day. Round out the third overall and first in Under 17 was Jordan Sutherland in a time of 3:17.11.
Next up for Gravitate is the Night Criterium on Friday night at Fogarty Park. Entries are open until mid week (https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3347) , so get your self down for some close and fast racing or come along to cheer every one on. Also on over the weekend is Stage 1 of the 2016 Crocodile Trophy at Smithfield on Saturday from 12.00PM and on Sunday Stage 2 from the Esplanade. Sunday will also see the Gravitate Enduro, with 4 awesome stages around the Smithfield Mountain Bike Park.