St Davids Preview - Trial GB and Trial 2
Round two takes place this Sunday with the St David’s Trial, high above Aberdulais in South Wales.
With current Champion, James Dabill not being able to commit to the whole series there will be a new holder of the coveted red plate at the end of the event in the ACU Trial GB Class. In Dabill’s absence, it is likely to be the “young guns” who will stand on the podium at the end of the day, with Trial GP (World series) contenders, Toby Martyn (Beta) Jack Price (Gas Gas), Dan and Jack Peace (Sherco) who could be the main challengers ahead of their worldwide exploits beginning in one week’s time.
However, Scorpa’s Andy Chilton (pictured) turned in a top five result at the opening round in March, whilst Jack Sheppard returns from down under on another Sherco. The ACU Trial GB Class is limited to ten riders and Tom Minta on the second Scorpa, Iwan Roberts (TRS) who missed the first round, Billy Green (Montesa) and Hugo Jervis (TRS) will all be looking for good points.
The ACU Trial 2 class boasts twelve entries in this event and Sam Connor will be hoping to extend his points lead after winning his local round in March. Last year’s champion, Ross Danby will not want him to break away, but there is likely to be strong opposition from Sam Haslam and Dec Bullock. Luke Walker, Richard Sadler and James Fry moved up from the Expert Class last year and are capable of podium positions as is Alexz Wigg who returns on a more familiar Gas Gas for this round.
Having missed the opening round whilst winning two Irish Championships, Josh Hanlon makes his debut in the Trial 2 class whilst Mitchell Brightmore will use the experience from winning the Youth Elite Class in 2019 in the search for good championship points.
The action for these two classes is scheduled for just after 10am and the route to the start will be marked from Aberdulais at the junction of the A4109 and B4242.