HEMINGWAY AT TOP OF TRIAL 125 CLASS.
With a winning margin of twenty two marks, George Hemingway (Beta) was head and shoulders above the rest of the class in the second round at Neath on Sunday. Riding the normal Expert route through the three lap, twelve section course, young Hemingway actually posted the best score in both the Trial 125 and Trial Expert classes, which was acknowledged by the Expert winner, Dan Thorpe at the podium ceremony.
In a repeat of the opening round two weeks previous, Jamie Galloway (TRRS) settled in for an equally comfortable second place with three very consistent laps of 22 - 24 - 24 compared to Hemingway's 14 -12 - 22.
Our picture shows the young Galloway nearing the end of Section eleven on his final tour of the race.
Alfie Lampkin (Vertigo) was one of the few riders with lower scores as the day progressed with some quite physical long sections and this guaranteed him third position - again a repeat of the opening round.
Hemingway's second lap of twelve marks also earned him the bonus point for the best lap, giving him the maximum championship points available to date.
Irish visitor Jay Pyper (Beta) maintained his fourth position, both in the Trial and the points standings, but possibly too many fiascos cost him a possible podium spot.
In a close finish, Daniel Da Breo (GasGas) got the better of Finlay Rule (Scorpa) for fifth, with Rule having to work hard during the day after a recent strength sapping virus.
The Championship now has a seven week break until the next round in the Lake District at the end of May.