MTB is all around: exclusive 360 video

Scott11's Brendan Fairclough brings you a unique 360-degree view of the Hafjell MTB World Cup track

Use the up/down/left/right cursor keys of your keyboard or click and drag with your mouse on the video player to look in any direction during this amazing downhill run.

The Scott11 team and Norwegian producers Making View strapped a specialist remoted-controlled on-board camera to leading rider Brendan Fairclough.

He and team-mates Floriane Pugin and Noel Niederberger set off down the mountain after official practice at the season-ending World Cup 2012 round in Norway, and they held nothing back…

Hafjell is an awesome location – the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup circus loves it so much after one visit that next year cross-country will join downhill on the scheduled Norway stop – and this video, a world-first for MTB, makes it look even better.

Start by following Floriane down the course, then swing round to see how Noel is doing behind – you can even look down and watch Brendan soaking up every bump on the track with a bird’s-eye view!

This really is downhill mountain biking as you’ve never seen it before – no wonder it was high-fives all round for the Scott11 guys at the bottom of the hill.

Downhill MTB star Brendan Fairclough of the Scott11 team, 2012
Brendan Fairclough in 2012 action© Thomas Dietze