The final round of the 2021 4X ProTour took place at Winterberg in Germany at the huge Dirtmasters festival. Due to Covid restrictions, this was Scott’s first ProTour race in a while so he was eager to get back. The race coming just 3 weeks after dislocating his elbow at World Championships certainly was not ideal, but thanks to the team at Core Clinics, he was in as good condition as he possibly could be.
The track this year was totally different from previous years. Scott had worked with the organiser and they had come up with a totally new layout. During first practice the riders were excited about the changes. Much more open than previous years meant that passing was going to be easier and the crowds would certainly be entertained.
Practice went well. Scott had the track dialled and looked good. His elbow was not hurting so all was looking good for the race.
Qualifying and the race took place on the same day, so riders had to be ready for a full day of action. Seeded number 1 into this event, Scott was the final rider to qualify. The gate dropped and Scott smashed a great run taking 4th position for his run. He was happy and felt good going into racing.
Racing went well for Scott moving through to the semi finals. In the semi final Scott missed the start slightly and found himself in 3rd. He fought hard all the way but just could not find a way through. Scott was gutted to not make the final, but had to regroup quickly as the small final was ready to go. The small final sorts out 5th to 8th place positions, so Scott wanted that 5th place!
The gate dropped and this time Scott was on point. Taking the holeshot, Scott didn’t look back, checking out and taking the win. This result was a great end to an amazing season for Scott.
Thank you to all our team partners for your support in 2021.
As ever, in the finish area, Scott was completely honest about his performance.
“5th place. Well to be honest, it’s the best 5th place ever. I’m far from fit. I’m riding in pain and thankfully I’ve been able race today and grab the final spot on the podium. I’m really happy to end the season well and give a great result to my sponsors. Thank you everyone for the support. Time to head home and get properly fixed up.”
Finally we want to thank all out team partners and sponsors. Without you this incredible performance would not have been possible. We have the best sponsors and an incredible presence at the events.
We are forever thankful for the opportunities you give us and want to sincerely thank you all.