FRY TAKES MAIDEN TRIAL 2 WIN
After leading at the end of the first tough lap and reducing his subsequent totals, James Fry (Sherco) was in top form to take a single mark win over Jamie Galloway (TRRS) at Geddington yesterday. With lap scores of 33-18-6 as the hillside sections dried considerably, riding near the back of the field, Fry tackled the ultra steep zones with confidence and skill, rounding off an excellent season and securing second in the series.
The best 125 rider in the class having already secured the title at the previous round, George Hemingway (Beta) had to settle for third, just edging out Duncan MacColl (Beta) on a tie break after the Scottish visitor posted his best result of the season with a final lap of just nine marks lost. The computer had to work overtime with another tie break which was resolved counting the most ones which denied Sam Haslam (GasGas) a possible podium position to eventually finish in fifth place.
Oliver Smith (TRRS) recorded nine failures and three cleans on his opening lap but fought back to finish sixth, edging out Chris Stay (TRRS) in another tie break situation.
Outside of the top ten on the opening lap, Sam Connor (Beta) fought back with much reduced second and third lap scores to claim eighth, whilst Alfie Lampkin's (Vertigo) final lap of eleven marks was overshadowed by six time penalties.
Hugo Jervis (Beta) rounded out the top ten to ensure his fifth in the overall standings.