Fuchs Silkolene continue partnership with Scott Beaumont

FUCHS Silkolene has announced its continued support for Scott Beaumont and Danny Butler.

The manufacturer of cycle oils will continue to Scott Beaumont and Danny Butler throughout 2018, maintaining its long and established relationship with both riders.

Head of FUCHS Silkolene Joost van Genderen commented: “We’re delighted to confirm our support for these two top athletes throughout the year ahead. Scott Beaumont has already had a long and successful race career and remains top of his sport, while Danny Butler has had great success with his Extreme Mountain Bike Show, which travels the length and breadth of the UK, performing in front of thousands.

“We are proud that both Scott and Danny use our cycling oils and maintenance range. This is further proof that these high-end products are capable of performing at the very top of sport, as well as for everyday cyclists.”

Beaumont has won over 55 National 4X races in the past eight years, making him the most successful UK National rider in mountain bike history. He added: “With the support of FUCHS Silkolene, 2018 is shaping up to be a fantastic year as we aim to fulfil our high expectations on the race track.

“In 4X, thousandths of a second are what matters and knowing that my bike is running perfectly using the best lubricants and cleaners on the market means I can get the maximum out of my bike.

“I can’t thank FUCHS Silkolene enough. Their products are the best available and I’m looking forward to giving them plenty of podiums throughout 2018.”

Five-times British and European Trials champion Danny Butler has partnered with FUCHS Silkolene since 2007 and is looking forward to another busy year as he takes his mountain bike stunt show to lives events right across the UK: “Being part of the FUCHS Silkolene brand is hugely important to me,” he commented.

“Like any tradesmen, my tools are precious. My bike is obviously the most important instrument that I have so I would only use the very best oils on it. The FUCHS Silkolene range has never let me down and keeps my bike working at its optimum level. I know that this year is going to be very special and everyone should watch this space.”

The FUCHS Silkolene bicycle portfolio includes Wet, Dry and Everyday chain lubes as well as suspension fork oils, cleaners and greases.

Datatag join our partners for 2018

DATATAG SUPPORT SCOTT BEAMONT IN BID TO WIN 9TH 4X NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Datatag ID, arguably Britain’s most trusted security marking company, has signed up to support National MTB legend and current World ranked No.4 Scott ‘BOOMBOOM’ Beaumont in his bid to win his 9th National 4x title this year.

Scott, who has been competing and winning since the age of 4, who went on to win his first BMX World Championship title in 1995, will be aiming to cement his place in the MTB Hall of Fame he was awarded in 2014 with yet another British title win in 2018.

Scott said ‘Its great to have the guys from Datatag on board this year. Bike theft is a serious issue in my world and just knowing my bikes are better protected by fitting a Datatag system gives me peace of mind so I can concentrate on the job of winning.’

Datatag’s Cycle PRO system fitted to all of Scots bikes incorporates an array of security marking features including invisible UV etching to protect frame and forks, hundreds of microscopic Datadots to protect valuable components and a visible tamper evident warning label with QR code linked back to Datatag’s secure database and 24/7 international contact centre. The combination of this layered approach and the fact that the system requires no specialist tools to identify a bike at the roadside means it’s a real headache for thieves and a godsend to the Police.

Kevin Howells Datatag CEO said ‘We’ve known Scott for a long time and decided to join his team to help protect his machines of course but to also spread the message that there is something you can do to help beat the bike thieves and it’s as simple as providing an indelible security mark to your bike. Our technologies, which are easily fitted by customers, are used in many other industries and have a proven track record in deterring theft.’

Datatag Cycle PRO system is a low cost one off payment which provides a lifetime’s protection for your bike and can be easily transferred into a new owners name should you sell your machine.

Available through many independent bike shops and on line.
Visit: datatag.co.uk/bicycles-pro.php for more information

4X World Championships Qualifying film

Last night, USN Racing team rider Scott Beaumont qualified 4th ahead of racing later this evening.

Racing tonight is live on the UCI YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/ucichannel

Check out the helmet camera footage of his qualifying run.

4X National Championships 2017

Scott Beaumont:
Qualifying – 2nd
Race – 1st

The 2017 4X National Championships were held in Moelfre, North Wales. On a track where Scott had won the title in the previous two years, he was confident of retaining the title. This would in fact be the sixth consecutive year that Scott would win the title if he were to win.

The track had undergone some major changes, extended by 300m and with new jumps and an incredible start hill added. There was plenty to learn that’s for sure. Unfortunately, the weather had not been so kind. In the lead up to the event there had been lots of rain making the track very soft in places.

When we arrived on Saturday Scott immediately made the decision to change to spike tyres as the ground was so muddy. With practice starting at 12.00 Scott went up the hill to begin his practice. Incredibly the track had really dried out in places and already it was looking like changing back to Scott’s preferred Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres. Mid way through practice he made the call and jumped back to his dry settings on the suspension and dry tyres.

After practice there was a small break and then Scott went up for his qualification run. With just one lap to determine the fastest riders, there is zero room for error. With his famous 96 number plate, Scott actually qualified early on as at National Championships riders qualify in reverse number order. Crossing the finish line, his time would ultimately be good enough for 2nd position.

“I’m fairly happy with the run. A couple of mistakes here and there but nothing serious and I am sure that most other riders made some mistakes too, so I am happy with that. We are ready to race.”

 

Onto the racing and Scott qualified through to the quarter finals with no problem. In the quarter he made a great start and led the race from start to finish moving onto the semi final.

In the semi final he lined up on gate one and this was certainly going to be a tough race. With his trade mark start, Boom Boom fired into the lead and checked out. Each lap he was getting quicker and quicker and looking strong.

So it was final time. With second gate pick he went for gate 2. His game plan was simply. Make the gate, run to the outside on the first turn which would give him the inside in the second turn covering any passing moves for the lead. He made a great start and didn’t even try to cover the inside for turn one, sticking to his plan. He railed the first turn with no brakes and dived inside for turn two cleanly moving into the lead. Riders had been saying all day if you break into turn one you will lose come final time. Certainly Scott gave it a deathgrip in turn one not even touching the brakes and it was what made the difference. On the exit of turn two he was away and pulled a couple of bike lengths lead. This gap held all the way to the last turn where he slowed to cover the inside line. It was a calculated, smart race that was very impressive to watch.

Crossing the finish line Scott immediately rode straight to his dad and mechanic Mike to celebrate what was clearly a win that he wanted badly.

“To win the National Championships an eighth time and for the sixth time in a row, is very special. I felt very quick all day and in the final, rode my fastest lap of the day, making a smart move in turn two to take the win. All the hours of training leading up to this moment is what makes it so special. In this sport you have to do more than the next rider and then use your head to win and with the support of all my sponsors we are happy to have won today. Now it’s time to celebrate and then look towards World Championships in 4 weeks”.

The podiums were held immediately after the finals and Scott was awarded the National Champion jersey which means he will race with the union jack sleeve on his jersey throughout the next year.

Some interviews with the media and then it was home to continue preparation for the World Championships which take place in Italy on August 25th.

We just want to thank all our team sponsors for their support of the team throughout Scott’s career. He is riding better than ever right now and his focus all year has been solely on World Championships. Let’s see what he can achieve.

 

Text – USN Racing

Images – Andy Whitehouse

USN Racing – 4X ProTour Round 4 – Jablonec, Czech Republic

Scott Beaumont

Qualifying – 10th

Race – 13th

The fourth and final round of the 2017 4X ProTour took place in Jablonec, Czech Republic at the weekend. After a strong season, Scott Beaumont was looking to maintain a top 5 overall position at this final round.

Historically this track hasn’t been the best for Scott with inconsistent results over the years. He was looking to maintain his good form to finally get the result he wants at JBC bikepark.

The track is in rival, Tomas Slavik’s hometown of Jablonec in northern Czech Republic. It is the toughest track on the circuit with the biggest jumps, forest section, rocks, wall rides and rhythm sections. It has it all and it is also the longest track so it is extremely physical.

Prcatice got underway on Thursday. Scott got most of the track dialed, but was struggling with the strong cross winds on the two big double jumps. Deciding to leave them for Friday’s session, he got the rest of it dialed.

After practice, the top 10 riders were introduced to the town mayor in the opening ceremony with fireworks and interviews. It was great to see the riders being given the star treatment!

On Friday the wind had died down and Scott on his very first lap jumped the two big doubles – each of them over 50 feet in length! It was an impressive start to his practice session. For the rest of the session he tried to dial in the woods and rocks.

The weather was dry for qualifying making the track super-fast and dusty. The sun was shining and the track was absolutely perfect.

Scott was second to last rider down the hill. He rode a good lap, not perfect but it was ok and crossed the line in 10th position. He was happy as he was aiming for a top 10 qualifying so even though he just squeezed into the top 10 he felt good on the track.

“I made a great start and rode all the lines well. I was a little conservative in the woods and over the doubles due to the cross wind. It was a good run and I’m happy with a top 10 result” said Scott in the finish area.

Race day and waking up on Saturday morning the last thing anyone wanted was rain. But there it was. It rained until early afternoon and the track was turned to a slip and slide.

Opting to miss the start of practice Scott waited for the track to dry out as much as it could before starting. Scott rode a couple of laps and felt good.

Before racing started, the top 10 riders were introduced to the huge crowds with a backdrop of dancers and flames flying in the air. It was an awesome start to the event. Then an acrobatic plane flew overhead and the crowds were going wild!

Onto the racing. In Scott’s first race, he took gate 1. With a great start he took the lead and rode his best lap of the weekend. Winning the race from start to finish, Scott was looking in the mood for a great night.

In the quarter finals though disaster struck. Scott went into turn 1 level for the lead but on the outside. He rode a good first corner but the rider in 3rd dived inside and hit Scott on the exit of the turn. Scott came to a standstill and had to climb up the next jump before getting going again. He was a long way behind and just could not make up the ground. This gave Scott 13th for the evening. A cruel way to end the night but as Scott said in the finish:

“I would have done exactly the same thing. Being on the high line the door was open and he took it. I am gutted but it looks like that is enough to secure me 4th overall in the 2017 4X ProTour so I am happy about that.”

Indeed it was. Coming into the weekend Scott was in 4th overall and in a points battle with 3 other riders to secure a top 5 overall. To gain enough points to hold on to 4th was a great result for Scott and the team.

After the racing finished, Scott was up on the podium to receive his trophy for the 2017 season in front of 10,000 spectators. It was a great moment.

Now the team are heading home to prepare for the 4X National Championships in 2 weeks time where Scott will look to defend his Championship. Then it’s the World Championships in Italy in 4 weeks.

 

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