Four New Zealand riders are through to the competition day at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in the Netherlands.
With world number 11 ranked Marc Willers seeded through to the second day, Trent Jones, Daniel Franks and Victoria Hill all emerged safely from the qualifying racing at Papendal.
National champion Matt Cameron missed out on countback.
Jones, currently based in USA, bounced back from a disappointing World Cup in Manchester, finishing second, third and first in his three qualifying motos to be second in his group and through overall in 17th place.
Franks placed fourth in his first moto but improved with two second placings to get through in 30th spot overall, but Cameron, who had the same record, missed out. He finished tied for the last qualifying place, but lost out on countback to American Corrben Sharrah.
In the women’s event Victoria Hill was 20th after placing fifth, and two third placings in her three qualifying races.
Jones has drawn compatriot Willers and top qualifying Connor Field (USA) in tomorrow’s group, while Franks has a tough draw against former world champion Sam Willougby and in-form British rider, Tre Whyte.
Hill has a good draw with American Brooke Crain the major competition.
The 48 qualifiers join the 16 exempt riders in the men’s competition to form eight motos for three races. The top four from each group progress to elimination racing through to the grand final.
There are 32 overall qualifiers in the women’s ranks moving to the elimination phase.
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Caption: Trent Jones in action in Berlin. Photo credit: Craig Dutton.