22 Aug 2009

Sarah Walker best of the field in qualifying at World Supercross event

9:37 am on 22 August 2009

BMX world champion, New Zealand's Sarah Walker, has topped qualifiers at the second round of the UCI World Supercross in South Africa.

The 21-year-old produced a superb lap on the outdoor Supercross track at Pietermaritzburg near Durban, finishing 1.5 seconds faster than second qualifier Eva Ailloud of France

Fellow BikeNZ riders Marc Willers and 16-year-old Trent Woodcock also qualified through to today's elimination motos and finals in

the men's competition.

Walker Kawerau clocked 32.960 on the newly laid outdoor track which features an 8 metre drop from the start ramp and some huge jumps.

Racing is set for tomorrow with 16 qualifiers in the women's competition and 48 in the men.