Duffield Leads Street Luge Qualifying
Nick Duffield leads the pack after the first qualifying run. Photo Marcus Rietema
Bathurst, Australia - Nick Duffield set the quickest time in todays initial Street Luge Qualifying session. The three time defending Newton's Nation Champion posted a time of 1:02.106 to earn the number one spot.
American David Dean was second with a time of 1:02.174. His time was even more impressive since he had never seen the Mt. Panorama track prior to today and he only turned four practice runs before qualifying. As Dean becomes more comfortable with the track over the weekend, he could pose a serious threat to Duffield's domination.
David Dean sits in 2nd position despite having very little practice time. Photo Marcus Rietema
Abdil Mahdzan is hoping to make it two wins in a row this weekend. Photo Marcus Rietema
Last weekend's Mt Keira winner Abdil Mahdzan currently sits in third position. The Malaysian rider posted a time of 1:02.695. Abdil needs to find about half a second to catch Duffield and Dean.
Will Stephenson rides his massive carbon fibre luge through Forrest's Elbow. Photo Marcus Rietema
Will Stephenson from Great Britain is currently siting in fourth position. Stephenson set a time of 1:03.318 on his full carbon fibre luge that features a massive rear fairing. Rounding out the top five is Daniel Newton. The Aussie posted a time of 1:03.544.
Yates Leads Classic Luge Qualifying
Adam Yates set the fast time in the first round of Classic Luge qualifying. Photo Marcus Rietema
Adam Yates set the fastest time in Classic Luge Qualifying. Yates posted a time of 1:06.375 to lead an Aussie sweep of the first five positions. Daniel Newton was second, Graham Brittain third, Michael English fourth and Nic McKirdy was fifth.
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