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Report: Waterside JMCC

Report: Waterside JMCC

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Waterside JMCC held their first championship round at Harrow Wood Farm in the New Forest and last year’s champion Tom Copp looked to have an easy ride in a small Expert field missing several key rivals.

However, Montesa-mounted John Frampton had other ideas with two very strong laps to lead into the third one. 

Copp had consecutive ‘slack’ fives through the mud and over the slippery logs of section seven to trail by two. 

On the third lap Copp, on his Sherco, cleaned section seven and pulled back the two points to go in all square. 

On the final lap, Frampton lost concentration to record his worse lap with seven, while Copp held his nerve to take the round by six. James Grist finished third.

In the Intermediates Mark Owen rode superbly on his Gas Gas to finish six ahead of Lee Wiggins and Richard Fry. 

Steve Bryant had an uncharacteristic off day, including a spectacular five off of the logs in section two, while Luke Freeman, stepping up a class, improved during the day to only take 11 on the last lap.

Neil Marsh and son Matt made a successful return to trials after a seven-year gap in the competitive Novices. 

Matt Marsh and Andrew Miller finished equal after Miller’s final clean round. 

In the Over 40s Mark Shipp was really impressive dropping down a class to clean the course. 

Mark Parry Norton took the 50/50 Novice on his Ossa and Oli Gray was alone in the Youth Novices but only lost four marks which would have won him the adult class by some distance. 

There was some interesting classic machinery on show: Ringwood Club’s Kev Downer on his Fantic lost just one mark to take the Twin-shock C from John Miles’ BSA Bantam and Jason Gates’ TLR Honda. 

Geoff Titcombe on his 50cc TLR Honda took Twin-shock D losing just one mark from Ged Goldsmith’s Tiger Cub. 

On his BSA Steve Wagstaff was one of five riders to clean in the Beginners class. 

Danny Orr took 50/50 Beginner’s honours 

The strong youth section saw victories for Callum Wood in the 50/50 Beginners, Harvey Wilkinson and Callum Lucas in the Beginners and Max Gray on the Electric Route.


Expert A: Tom Copp (Sherco) 15, John Frampton (Montesa) 21, James Grist (Sherco) 39

Intermediate B: Mark Owen (GasGas) 6, Lee Wiggins (Beta) 12, Richard Fry (Sherco) 18

50/50 Novice:  Mark Parry Norton (Ossa) 8, Simon Rye (Beta) 10, Duncan Wood (Scorpa) 44

Novice C: Matt Marsh (Beta) 15 2.Andrew Miller (Sherco) 15, Jack Bryant (Sherco) 87

Over 40C: Mark Shipp (Sherco) 0, Neil Marsh (Beta) 7, Darren Howard (TLR Honda) 7

Twin-shock C:  Kev Downer (Fantic) 1 2.John Miles (BSA Bantam) 2 ,  Jason Gates (TLR Honda) 8

Youth Novice: Oli Gray (Beta) 4

50/50/50 Novice: Steve Cronin (Montesa) 40

50/50 Beginner: Danny Orr (Montesa)14, Steve Barratt (Montesa) 47, David Marsh (GasGas) 54  

Youth 50/50 Beginner: Callum Wood (Beta) 54

Beginner D: Nigel Goodman (Mootness) Andy Withers (Sherco) Tony Reynolds (Sherco) Dan Reynolds (Sherco) Steve Wagstaff (BSA) all clean 

Youth Beginner: Harvey Wilkinson (Beta) 2

Twin-shock D: Geoff Titcombe (TLR Honda) 1 2.Ged Goldsmith (Triumph) 11

Youth Beginner: Callum Lucas (Oset) 7, Adam Millar (Sherco) 10, Joe Musey (GasGas) 12 

Youth E Route: Max Gray 19