BATTLE RESUMES AT TOP OF TRIAL 125 CLASS.
Although he effectively has one hand on the ACU Trial 125 British Championship, Harry Hemingway (Beta) will still need to contest the final round in one months time as his arch rival,Harry Turner (Scorpa) took maximum points and the best lap bonus point at round seven in North Wales on Saturday. George Hemingway (Beta) inched closer to a higher step on the podium with a brilliant third place in the tough event, which featured some long and technical sections.
In a complete reversal on Sunday at a slightly easier round eight on the borders of the Hafren forest, Harry H bounced back with a near perfect ride, losing just two marks over the thirty six sections - the same course as the Trial Expert Class - to re stamp his authority, whilst younger brother George edged Harry Turner into third spot on a tie break.
Hemingway, who ideally would have liked to have made a request for dispensation to move into the Trial 2 class ahead of round nine, will now need to secure a finish at Matlock in four weeks time in the Trial 125 class to secure the title. He leads Turner by nineteen points, with twenty one still on the table.
Jamie Galloway (TRRS) slotted into fourth position on both days to give himself a clear advantage in the points table for the same position, whilst Alfie Lampkin (Vertigo) recorded two solid fifth places, edging Harry Bowyer (GasGas) into sixth on both days.
Whilst it is generally acknowledged that the top three are of a higher standard, recognition must also go to Owen Chestnut (Scorpa), Joe Snelling (Beta) and Charlie Cripps (Beta) who changed places in the individual events over the weekend in seventh, eighth and ninth positions with just the remaining round at Matlock in four weeks time.
Our picture shows Harry Hemingway ready to go at the start of the season.