Date: Wed 27 May 2015

Niall Grannell Blog: One’s To Watch!

The 250 Class speedster highlights the riders we need to keep an eye on

300 Class champion Phil Pope is Grannell's top pick to watch

300 Class champion Phil Pope is Grannell's top pick to watch

Phil Pope is just a machine. I watched him smiling during the race briefing in Torquay. He couldn’t wait for it. The rougher it got, the more he was ready to go. I’m totally impressed by that mentality.

Also, a young girl (Beth Long) who raced in the stand-up. She literally kicked everyone’s ass. At one stage she fell, got back on the ski and flew down along straight, started to overtake everybody and won the race.

Duncan Johnstone and Steve Hockney are the couple of guys on my radar. Last year I came fourth, but I wasn’t even in contention for third place so whoever’s challenging for third place will be in my sights

I’m also looking forward to seeing Damien Evans. That guy is just phenomenal.

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