Fixed Gear Crit

Red Hook Crit 2016 top contenders for RHC BK10: Filippo Fortin

With RHC BK 10 fast approaching, we asked several RHC 2017 top contenders that are competing in Brooklyn how their season is going, what they expect of the race, themselves, and what they think of the new qualification format. We kick-off the series with Filippo Fortin, who took 4th in RHC MLN7 and will keep representing Bahumer Racing in this season.


How do you prepare for RHC BK10?
I prepare fo RHC BK10 with UCI road races and some training with the fixed bike on kart track.

How is your season going so far?
My season is going so good but I want more now. My legs are good and I need to win. It’s my mentality, always to win.

What do you think of the new qualification system?
I don’t like the new qualification system. There are too many risks and too many variables. And I don’t like that the winner of Last chance race will start in the first position (not starting at the back but actually among the Super Pole contenders). I prefer the system as it was last year, like the MotoGP or Formula 1.

How does the new qualification system affect your racing?
Now I will try to win my group of qualifiers because there are points for RHC 2017 series. With new system it’s harder to control the qualifiaction races, it’s possible that more outsiders take the first positions in start grid.

What is your goal for RHC Bk10 and the RHC 2017 series?
My goal at RHC BK 2017 and RHC 2017 series it’s the same: I want to win the crit and the series!