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ACU Trial GB Championships - Princess Bristow of Brimham.

Princess Bristow of Brimham.

With a display of cool, calculated riding, Emma Bristow (Sherco) took her second win of the series in the Trial Expert Class which consisted of thirty six riders at Brimham Rocks at the weekend. Bradley Bullock (Beta) returned to the podium for the first time since his win at round two in Devon, whilst Danny Gamble (Beta) is getting stronger as each round progresses with third spot.
Our lady World Champion started well, shedding six marks on the opening lap of twelve sections, which put her three ahead of Bullock and Dan Thorpe (GasGas) who was making a welcome return to the series.
Conditions worsened slightly on lap two as the rocks polished and Bristow suffered a temporary setback, returning a lap score of sixteen, which actually put Gamble in front by a single mark, with George Gosden (Beta) posting the best second lap score of five. It was all to play for on the final tour and a lap score of six marks, where only series leader, Tom Affleck (Sherco) came close to matching, was enough to give the lady a big smile as she witnessed her name at the top of the standings. Whilst Affleck still holds a comfortable lead at the top of the table, his lead was cut by ten marks, with three rounds remaining.
In the end, Gosden missed out on a podium place by a single mark for fourth, Affleck fifth and Thorpe in sixth, understandably claiming he is not yet match fit. Joel Edwards (Scorpa) continued his run of good point scoring positions with seventh, ahead of Sam Beecroft - Penny in eighth, which also netted him the best Yeadon Guiseley award.
Lloyd Price (GasGas) finished in ninth after missing the previous round which keeps him into the seeded positions for the next round, whilst Dan Hemingway (Beta) also maintained his one hundred per cent point scoring run in tenth.
The series now takes a six week summer break, but ahead of this we will report on the ACU Trial 2 and Trial GB classes tomorrow.