FIRST WIN FOR TURNER IN TRIAL 125 CLASS.
Setting a high standard right from the start, Harry Turner (Scorpa) stayed composed to win the Trial 125 class in the fifth round of the series which was held at Scarborough yesterday. In top form, the Derbyshire teenager romped through the complete first lap of twelve sections at a very dry Low North Park and remained focused to drop a total of four on the next two tours to head home his arch rival, Harry Hemingway (Beta) by five marks. Improving as the day went on, George Hemingway (Beta) still dominates his third place, both in rounds and the series over the mixture of dry rocks and ultra steep climbs which constituted the twelve sections. Both Harry's actually cleaned thirty three of the thirty six sections, but it was the tree laced climb of section ten which was the series leader's downfall with a maximum on his final visit which made the difference. With the extra bonus point for the best lap in the class by virtue of his clean first lap, Turner has reduced the deficit to twelve points with four rounds remaining.
Two laps of twelve. backed up by a brilliant middle tour for just two, Jamie Galloway (TRRS) excelled in the dry conditions to finish fourth, but only three marks ahead of Harry Bowyer (GasGas) who posted 12-8-9 laps. Alfie Lampkin (Vertigo) equalled his best finish of the season in sixth, but only after a tie break went in his favour by two cleans from Joe Snelling (Beta). Owen Chestnut (Scorpa) once again drew a very early start order in the ballot, but posted a credible eighth position with Jay Pyper (Beta) holding off Charlie Cripps (Beta) to complete the top ten.
The action resumes at Brimham Park in three weeks time for round six. We thank Trialmag for supplying the image of Harry Turner at the base of one of the steep climbs on the banks of the River Derwent.