A few years ago we started using races to qualify riders in BoarderX comps. We wanted riders to get more races, because its more fun for the riders, and because it helps riders get better which means fewer injuries and better quality racing.

This year we’re going to build on this and make things a bit more interesting. Qualification won’t be run in the same categories we use for knockouts but instead in groups of 12 riders of similar ability. Each rider will have three races against different riders each time to earn points. After the qualification races, all the riders will then be sorted into their categories for knockouts with the highest qualifying rider at the top list and so on.

Qualifying in this way should make for more interesting racing and a lot more fun for everyone.