Two of the team headed out to Normandy for the two day race at Caen. Caen is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and the organisers have pulled out all the stops to make it something really special. Saturday held the Open de Normandie which attracted a huge Elite field including reigning World and European champions, Laura Smulders and Kyle Evans.
This was a rare opportunity for Haydon and Chloe to step-up from their classes and race at the highest level. With National squads from, France, Holland and Great Britain attending, both riders were viewing this as a warm up for Sunday’s age group races. Chloe was happy with her 3 motos having dialled in her start and the long first straight. Haydon had 3 strong motos too, but his day ended earlier than planned with a last turn crash taking him out of the knockout rounds and making a hefty skin to donation to the track.
It’s a myth that French indoor tracks are soft!