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Soon we'll be back on track!

Next week it's that time again. The iXS Downhill Cup starts an action-packed new season. This year, the iXS Dirt Masters Festival in Winterberg will once again be the venue for the first race. More than 500 riders are already registered, so it should be a really busy race.

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Full gas ahead from Thursday

The iXS Dirt Masters Festival opens its gates on Thursday, May 18. From 12:00 pm onwards, the large expo area will be open for all spectators and enthusiastic testers. Big brands of the scene will be there and have all kinds of surprises in stock for the visitors. Also the events on Thursday are already very versatile.

The first day of the festival is dedicated to the youngsters. The VPACE Kids Cup and the PROPAIN Rookies Cup will start on Thursday. Our youngsters will of course be providing plenty of action. So it's definitely worth a visit, whether tall or short and old or young.

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Stars at the show

In 2023, international stars will be there again! At the iXS Downhill Cup, Wyn Masters from New Zealand from the GT-Continental Factory Racing Team will be at the start, traveling halfway around the world especially for the festival. Tristan Botteram, Nina Hoffmann and Oisin O'Callaghan will also be taking part. But there are also other legends on the festival grounds, such as Sam Pilgrim and Erik Fedko. Keep your eyes and ears open, maybe you'll get to talk to Red Bull Rampage runner-up Szymon Godziek.

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Downhill action starting Friday

As usual, the race weekend for the iXS Downhill Cup begins on Friday with training. However, concentration and a quick memory are required. With over 500 starters, it will be difficult to collect enough training runs and find the best line. However, the atmosphere was always really good in the past years, so that all racers will certainly never get bored.

Super Seeding Saturday

After a refreshing lunch, the seeding run will start at 13:30 on Saturday. Thereby the starting order for the race on Sunday will be determined. Hopefully the weather will play along. Currently it looks a bit mixed, but maybe we will get a sunny Dirt Masters weekend this year.

Ready... Set... Go!

Sunday is unfortunately the last day of the festival. But there is still a lot to experience. The final of the iXS Downhill Cup starts at 10:30 am. Here it is for the 500 starters - brakes wide open and full throttle! On the 1500 meter long track, the athletes thunder down almost 200 meters of altitude into the valley. So you can look forward to an emotional downhill roller coaster ride.

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