BLACKWELL EDGES AHEAD IN TRIAL 125 CLASS.
With a narrow four mark victory, Harry Blackwell (Beta) has crept ahead in the Trial 125 class with just two rounds remaining, following the sixth round hosted by the Yeadon Guiseley Club at Brimham Rocks on Sunday. His season long rival, Harison Skelton (Scorpa) was unable to recover from a poor - by his standards - first lap and three consistent laps over the twelve unforgiving sections gave Blackwell the win and crucially a three point championship margin.
However, at the end of the first lap Daniel Da Breo (GasGas) headed the leader board with a loss of nineteen marks lost compared to the twenty three of Blackwell.
Da Breo could not maintain his form on the second and third laps as the sections became more slippery and finished a close third.
The final five sections on the steep rock strewn wooded hillside caused most problems with none of the class achieving any cleans throughout the day, so avoiding failures here made a difference.
The next round is at Rock & Hop, again near Harrogate on the 20th August.
Our thanks to Neil Sturgeon for the image of the winner on section two.