The most killer track is … | Part 3

With the new season fast approaching we decided to ask the fastest BMX racers on the planet what their favourite track to ride is, in a series of finish this sentence questions …

In this, the final part or our 3 part series, we track down the best in the business … Olympic Champion Connor Fileds, Switzerland’s David Graf, the Netherland’s UCI World Cup #1 Laura Smulders and Latvia’s Jr. W3 Vineta Pētersone.

If you missed part one with Simone Christensen, Neik Kimmann, Lauren Reynolds and Tory Nyhaug you can catch up here. Part two with Axelle Etienne, Sylvain Andre, Shealen Reno and Tanner Sebesta can be read here.

The most killer track is … | Part 1

With the new season fast approaching we decided to ask the fastest BMX racers on the planet what their favourite track to ride is, in a series of finish this sentence questions …

In this, the final part or our 3 part series, we track down the best in the business … Olympic Champion Connor Fileds, Switzerland’s David Graf, the Netherland’s UCI World Cup #1 Laura Smulders and Latvia’s Jr. W3 Vineta Pētersone.

If you missed part one with Simone Christensen, Neik Kimmann, Lauren Reynolds and Tory Nyhaug you can catch up here. Part two with Axelle Etienne, Sylvain Andre, Shealen Reno and Tanner Sebesta can be read here.

Connor Fields | USA

My favourite track to race on is … Santiago Del Estero, Argentina. 

The best track to just shred and have fun on is … Sleeman SX, Brisbane.

The scariest track to rack up in a race is … any of the indoor worlds SX tracks between 2012-2014. Or the Colorado SX track in 2017 that wasn’t finished….

The single best straight on the planet is … Chula Vista Beijing replica second straight. 

Traditional or Supercross, my choice would have to be … can we meet somewhere in the middle?

The track I’m most looking forward to racing on in 2018 is … Paris, France or Baku. Always look forward to new stops on the circuit. 

 

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Laura Smulders | Netherlands

My favourite track to race on is … Papendal.

The best track to just shred and have fun on is … Zolder and Medellin Colombia, although I’ve just been there once, I think it’s a really fun track.

The scariest track to rack up in a race is … Manchester, so tight, and I don’t like the second jump!

The single best straight on the planet is … can’t choose between Papendal first and second straight, and Zolder’s third haha. 

Traditional or Supercross, my choice would have to be … definitely Supercross!

The track I’m most looking forward to racing on in 2018 is … Glasgow European Championships 🙂 looks like a fun track, and it’s completely new, exciting to race new tracks!

 

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David Graf | Switzerland

My favourite track to race on is … Papendal, just one first straight makes for good racing … although they should build a decent second half of the track, it is missing a nice rhythm and that last straight is no fun at all.

The best track to just shred and have fun on is … other than my home track in Winterthur, I did like the Rio track to have some fun. That track was so flowy at 80% and no first turn 😉

The scariest track to rack up in a race is … first year Papendal was pretty scary, London Test event time-trials were scary… but mostly because of the wind and the first straight berm jump. The track itself must be Manchester with the step-up and Madrid Outdoor (did not make it to the race in Spain).

The single best straight on the planet is … Rio second straight for big jumps … Zolder last straight for passing.

Traditional or Supercross, my choice would have to be … Supercross, make them tracks big!

The track I’m most looking forward to racing on in 2018 is … Paris, looks like a fun French version of an SX. There is a couple of events I’m looking forward to …Worlds in a place like Baku will be sick. Euros for elites only will be an interesting one as well and a new track too! I miss the times where everyone showed up for first practice and no one has ridden the track before.

 

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Vineta Pētersone | Latvia

My favourite track to race on is … not sure, none of the tracks I’ve raced yet have been perfect … without it’s side wind, Papendal could be one.

The best track to just shred and have fun on is … Valmiera, Latvia, love coming back to that track once in a while. The two start hills are good for interesting training sessions.

The scariest track to rack up in a race is … Manchester is tight, fast and steep! Perfection is needed to ride there but it’s not easy with eight people side by side.

The single best straight on the planet is … Dessel BMX in Belgium, it has a really interesting third straight.

Traditional or Supercross, my choice would have to be … traditional because it has more opportunities for fun … it can be tight but it’s safer racing, there are still crashes but the height and speed reduction reduces the force of the fall.

The track I’m most looking forward to racing on in 2018 is … the Glasgow European championships, most of UK tracks have good rhythm and flow, hope to see the same in this track.

 

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