GREEN TAKES MAIDEN TRIAL GB WIN.
In front of a large gathering of spectators, on form Bill Green (Scorpa) recorded a convincing win over Harry Hemingway (Beta) by eighteen marks at Brimham Rocks which was round six held on Sunday. Returning from injury, current Champion Toby Martyn (Montesa Honda) edged out Champion elect, Jack Peace (Sherco) in a tie Break for the lower step on the podium.
Green showed his intentions right from the opening lap, losing just thirteen marks on the twelve unforgiving sections which gave him a commanding lead going into the second and third tours.
A single mark attempt at the large double step in section five started a run of success for the Scorpa rider which was followed by a clean on the long section six, which only fourth place finisher Jack Dance (GasGas) equaled on the first lap. Hemingway suffered double maximums on zones nine and ten. Green went 1-0-0 on nine where again Dance was the only other rider to record a clean and he done it twice as well!
Peace suffered three maximums in a row on the first lap which featured heavily in his loss of thirty first time round. The Sherco rider immediately fought back on lap two, posting the best lap of the day with twelve, but the damage was already done.
The whole class had to rush at the end of the first lap with all losing either one or two marks on time which made their attempts at section twelve more flowing than usual, but which produced some superb cleans on the huge rocks which offered plenty of grip.
Harry Turner (Scorpa) completed the top five with some excellent rides, but too many failures cost him dearly at the end of a tough day for all.
Posting the biggest smile seen on the podium Green summed up his first Trial GB win, "Wow, what a day that was. To get my first win in the Trial GB British championship felt amazing! After many years of riding this class and pushing myself very hard, to finally stand on that top step meant so much. I felt good coming into the event but always remain fairly levelheaded that anything to happen on the day. It was a very hard event put on by the Yeadon & Guiseley club, but I was tackling the sections fairly well. I was just focusing on myself through the day and was enjoying riding my bike so when I finished the trial at the last section and was told I had won I was in disbelief. I’d like to say a massive thanks to everyone who is supporting me and helps me be in the position I am!”
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