Trials

RT Keedwell Trial GB series format changed for 2020

RT Keedwell Trial GB series format changed for 2020

Jack Price in action last year

The ACU Trials and Enduro Committee has announced a comprehensive revamp for the 2020 RT Keedwell Trial GB series with the biggest change a scrapping of the no-stop rule.

Next year riders will be able to stop, go sideways and roll backwards without incurring any penalties.

Competitors will also be given a one-minute time limit in each section, minders will only be allowed in the premier Trial GB class and there will be a bonus championship point awarded to whoever posts the lowest observation score on each lap.

The ACU Trial 125 class will be open to any rider over the age of 14 but riders between the age of 14 to 16 will require permission from the ACU to compete.

“We actually had more organisers wanting to run a round of the championship this year and some were disappointed,” said series manager Brian Higgins. “However, the aim is to introduce some new venues into the series and I am sure the ones left out will be offered a round in future years.

“My aim will be to continue with the work the whole team have done this year and this will be to ensure the severity of the sections are fitting for each of the four classes.

“Although the marking system has changed, the section design should remain very similar to 2019 as the riders, especially in the top two tiers, have stretched the no-stop rule to way beyond the limit.

“We hope that the new system will provide a level playing field for all.”

Here’s the provisional calendar…
March 7 – Hookwood, Surrey
April 5 – Neath, South Wales
June 14 – Harrogate, Yorkshire
June 27 – Bovey Tracey, Devon
June 28 – Tavistock, Devon
July 26 – Scarborough, Yorkshire
August 15 – Llanbedr, Wales
August 16 – Llandiloes, Wales
September 27 – reserve date