Ariadne wrote:Slaav wrote:postmanhat wrote:TShame wrote:eventually, it will get posted on youtube.
I heard england wants to organize a six day for next year.
"After a 35 year absence, six-day racing returns to it's birthplace, London!"
Live on Eurosport 18-23rd October so overlaps a day with the European Champs. Might not have coverage of the first day
I went on Monday evening
Quite enjoyed it but not a great attendance despite some freebie tickets being given out.....
I went on Monday and Friday. Monday was a slow start in attendance and ambience, by Friday the place was pretty full and a great atmosphere
Yes I went last night too. There were far more there than it appeared on Eurosport for the other nights. The atmosphere was really good but didn't quite have the feel of a continental six day, or the original Skol 6, but maybe the big track and being more open stole some of that. The sound was good but the DJ will have to practice more how to combine it with the actual racing.
The really big disappointment to me was the judging and the screens. The judging was so poor that they even placed Latham/Wood in 2nd place in the same lap as Keisse/Hoecke and Ketele/de Pauw at the end. They were actually a lap down on these two. Latham/Wood went into the final chase in the lead by virtue of being the first to 200 when gaining a lap in the 500TT. During the chase all the laps Latham/Wood gained were neutralised on the track by the other two (and a few others) with Ketele/Pauw and Keisse/Hoecke reaching 200 in the closing laps. The judges completely missed awarding those bonus laps and the crowd was completely unaware because the screens were only updating points and not laps. Needs to be sorted out for future. No good having great music and lights if you get the result wrong.