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Asia Pacific Downhill Challenge 2015 – Indonesia

Some great views at a great event!

Some great views at a great event!

We have been following the Asia Pacific Downhill Challenge (APDHC) over the years now and each year it continues to get more and more popular. This year names like McDonald, Thirion, Masters and Davis were all on the island battling it out. Even though it is their off season the riders love racing the event, the track is tough yet fun but more importantly the fans go wild! The location is amazing (who wouldn’t want to be riding their bike on a tropical island) and the hosts always go all out to ensure a good time is had.

Brook MacDonald was one of the riders that made the journey over.

Brook MacDonald was one of the riders that made the journey over.

There were a range of riders competing from locally and abroad.

There were a range of riders competing from locally and abroad.

The locals definitely got the biggest cheer!

The locals definitely got the biggest cheer!

For the riders who came in from abroad the humidity was a big challenge, the heat sapping energy at a rate of knots! We have a selction of pictures from the event for you to enjoy:

In amongst the jungle!

In amongst the jungle!

The loose dirt was a lot of fun, some years have seen torrential rain, not this time!

The loose dirt was a lot of fun, some years have seen torrential rain, not this time!

There were some brutal crashes, healing vibes to those riders!

There were some brutal crashes, healing vibes to those riders!

The win was taken by reigning champion Remi Thirion, Thibaut Ruffin was second making it a Commencal 1-2, Wyn Masters claimed third, fourth was Hajime Imoto and young Jackson Davis was 5th. Brook MacDonald crashed out of contention.

Remi Thirion did the double and backed up his win from last year.

Remi Thirion did the double and backed up his win from last year.

Third for Wyn Masters.

Third for Wyn Masters.

Fourth was Hajime Imoto.

Fourth was Hajime Imoto.

Jackson Davis took 5th.

Jackson Davis took 5th.

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Next year promises to be even bigger and better!

Images: Hiroyuki Nakagawa on Instagram: @ngawa

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Nov 05, 2015 | Category: All downhill247.com posts, Overseas races | Comments: none | Tags: ,

 

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