PEACE MAINTAINS PATH TO TRIAL GB TITLE.
With just one bout of footing, one failure and seven single dabs throughout the thirty six sections, Jack Peace (Sherco) continued his run of wins to set himself up for his first Trial GB title with just three rounds remaining. Posting lap scores of 4-9-2 Peace fought back from an initial charge from Billy Green (Scorpa) who dropped singles in sections three and four, but remained feet up for the rest of the first lap. An unusual crash over the handlebars in the tight turn between trees and a steep decent at section four on lap one put Harry Hemingway (Beta) playing catch up for the rest of the three laps, but he had to settle for third at the end of the day. Greens lap scores were 2-15-4 compared to Hemingway of 7-13-4.
Intentionally an easier round than the previous four, a short, sharp shower midway round the second lap made the final four sections on the boulder strewn hillside very difficult, but the sunshine returned for their final visit which allowed all five of Britain's World class riders demonstrate their skills to the maximum in front of appreciative fans.
Following his two recent Trial GP wins, Jack Dance (GasGas) edged closer to a podium position, posting two single figure laps and returning the second best scorecard when the sections were at their most difficult, but the eighteen year old suffered three failures on the final section which cost him dearly.
Harry Turner (Scorpa) continues to get closer to challenging Britain's elite and cleaned half of the thirty six sections over the three laps course.
Both the Series Manager and the organising Club were very pleased to be able to facilitate the large crowd of spectators to witness Britain's best demonstrate their talent with the top five riders sharing one hundred and fifteen clean rides between them.
The next round takes place at Brimham Rocks, near Harrogate in two weeks time.
Picture credit to Farrah Tillyer.