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ACU Trial GB Championships - Price takes fourth win in a row.

Price takes fourth win in a row.

Jack Price (Gas Gas) edged nearer to another British Title when he won the fifth round of the series held in Devon on Sunday. Price's quest has been helped by the fact that his main challengers are squabbling over the other podium positions and this time out it was Toby Martyn (Beta) who challenged Price all the way through the thirty six sections to claim second spot both in the event and the series. Three failures on the large rocks of section ten literally stopped the Cornishman in his tracks where third place finisher, Dan Peace (Sherco) emerged the best with 3-2-3 scores which was matched by his brother Jack who finished fourth on another Sherco. Price recorded back to back failures in the ninth and tenth on his second lap, the former when he was caught out by a small tree root on the easiest part of the section, but recovered well with the best lap of the day with seven marks on his third tour.
Local hero Billy Green (Montesa) had a lot of vocal support, but a disastrous first lap which included five failures on the unforgiving Devon rocks at Kelly Farm put paid to his challenge despite a strong last lap shedding just nine marks, After missing the opening round, Jack Sheppard (Sherco) is slowly moving up the table with a sixth place finish, whilst Andy Chilton (Scorpa) has been unable to maintain his opening round form despite some brilliant cleans. Hugo Jervis (TRRS) completed the leader board at the end of a tough day which yielded just one clean.
The series now takes a summer break with the next round in the Lake District on the 28th July.