ACU Trial 125 Class St Davids Report
As the series heads off to Tynemouth for a double header in two weeks time, two riders are tying at the top of the ACU Trial 125 Class after Ben Dignan (Gas Gas) reversed the roles from round one and comfortably beat Brett Harbud (Beta) this time round.
Both riders share thirty championship points, but it was a delighted Dignan who took to the road back to Scotland with the Series Leader's Red Plate, by virtue of the win at Aberdulais.
Dignan virtually set up the win with an opening lap of just seven marks which was less than half of that of his main rival. Shedding fourteen marks on the second tour of the long - by ACU Trial GB standards - lap of the varied section course, Dignan still edged further in front as Harbud began to feel pressure from Adam Harris (Gas Gas) on the final lap. Indeed, it was Irish visitor Harris who recorded the best final lap with fifteen marks lost and came within a single mark of edging onto the second step of the podium at the end of the day.
It was the "Big Gulley" at section ten which was the biggest mark taker which stopped Dignan on all three visits, whilst both Harbud and Harris managed to struggle through for a three mark penalty on the first and last lap respectively.
We will post a closer look at the ACU Trial Expert, ACU Trial 2 and ACU Trial GB classes over the next three days.