SKELTON DRAWS LEVEL IN TRIAL 125 CLASS.
With a win and also gaining the best lap bonus point, Harison Skelton (Scorpa) has drawn level with his arch rival, Harry Blackwell (Beta) at the conclusion of round five which took place deep into Devon on Sunday. Skelton took control of the three lap twelve section event from the start, cleaning the first two sections where his rivals faultered and going on to post the best lap of seventeen. Blackwell fought back on the second tour of the four kilometer course, reducing the deficit to three marks to set up a tense final lap. Both riders arrived at the final rocky section level on points and after Blackwell was forced into a light bout of footing, Skelton secured the win with a single mark loss.
Having to settle for third place on the day, Daniel De Breo suffered badly when a short shower made the final sections on the tor extremely slippery on the second lap and he suffered four maximums in a row which put him off the pace of the two leaders ahead of him.
The battle continues with round six at Brimham Rocks on the 9th July.
Our thanks to Trial Media for the image.