Just before the Brazilians had closed the day out on a high, yesterday’s notable standout, Gianmaria Coccoluto had once again laid out a heat that dripped with confidence and style. His quarter final against Arthur Guillebert, Adeuri Corniel and Robin Goetebuer had seen the lead change hands in the early stages, but come the end the Italian advanced as the winner (28.67 total points / highest trick score grabbed KGB 5 – 8.03) with 2021 champion, Guillebert not far behind and also through.
Lewis Crathern interviewed them both on the stream and asked, ‘What’s it like riding in a heat like that where you have to get in the top two and it’s tight?’
Cocco: “Yeah I was under pressure, but I know that if I can land a trick like my grabbed KGB 5 as my first trick, then I’m good to land all the rest of my tricks, and I did.”
Guillebert: “Like Cocco, I had a good first score and then I felt confident and happy to go on. I’m really happy with my heart attack 7 at the end that got me through.”