CHILTON TAKES WIN, HEMINGWAY THE TITLE.
Choosing to only compete in selected rounds this year, Andy Chilton (Scorpa) hoisted himself into the seeded riders group with a win at round seven which took place near Harrogate on Sunday. In an extremely closely fought contest he had to dig deep on the final lap to hold onto the advantage he had built up on the first two tours, posting lap scores of 9-12-17 to edge out a two mark win from James Fry (Sherco) who is enjoying his best season in the class and maintains his second in the series with one round remaining.
However, not only being the only rider in the class on a 125cc machine, young George Hemingway (Beta) claimed third place overall after losing out on a tie break with Fry, but secured enough points to take the Trial 2 crown, with one round remaining.
Whilst his rivals generally increased their scores after the opening lap, Hemingway improved as the day went on posting laps of 19-13-9 which also gave him the best lap bonus point along with Chilton.
Consistency in the technical sections paid dividends for Fry as he recorded twenty cleans on the thirty six sections throughout the event.
Fry's arch rival, Oliver Smith (TRRS) stayed in contention until the final lap but eventually had to settle for a safe fourth spot.
Hugo Jervis (Beta) continued his run of recent good form to finish fifth which included the only triple clean on the final section in the arena where many of the hundreds of fans congregated during the event.
George Morton (TRRS) fought off Scottish rivals Duncan MacColl (Beta) and Jamie Galloway (TRRS) to snatch sixth and climb into the top fifteen in the class after missing several of the earlier rounds.
MacColl edged seventh from Galloway with a stunning middle lap of thirteen, whilst Sam Connor (Beta) claimed ninth with Josh Hanlon (GasGas) rounding out the top ten.
The final round takes place at Geddington in the East Midlands on the 24th September.