Going 12 months without a race win in hard enduro is a long time for a rider like Jonny Walker, but he finally broke that winless streak with victory at Red Bull 111 Megawatt.
A combination of a lot of things - injury, wrong tyre calls, crashes, good old fashioned bad luck and a serious depth of talent in 2017 - derailed his tracks and hopes.
But arriving to Poland for Megawatt - a venue he’s always gelled with - Walker was determined to set that right.
“I’ve been working so hard all year and I feel like when I go to the races I can win.
“I felt all year like I’m back, but it’s been a case of being unlucky at times with mistakes here and there that’s stopped a top result happening.
“I’m definitely looking forward now to Red Bull Sea to Sky and will be aiming for the win there too.”
Listen to his full interview here…
Robert LynnEditor Enduro21robert@future7media.com