Trials

TrialGB title chasers after magnificent seven

TrialGB title chasers after magnificent seven

James Dabill will be making an appearance this weekend in Yorkshire

Following straight on from last Sunday’s successful Westmorland MC promoted Lakes Trial – round six of the 2019 ACU TrialGB series – comes round seven, courtesy of the Yeadon &  Guiseley faithful.

The trial this Sunday, August 4, is the Mackenzie Trial and the club will be utilising the excellent High Wood Farm venue at Brimham Rocks, HG3 4DW.

And this north Yorks venue will provide an ideal test for the best.

There’s a really strong entry of 58 riders to contest the various classes and the trial sees the return of reigning champ James Dabill.

Chris Stay has a narrow lead at the top of the Experts

The Dibsta has elected not to contest the full series this year but the factory Beta rider will stir up the Championship class which currently has Jack Price (Gas Gas) with a 16-mark cushion at the head of the field, chased by Toby Martyn (Beta) and Sherco-mounted brothers Dan and Jack Peace – fresh from a one-two finish in The Lakes.

In Trial 2 Ross Danby (TRS) and Richard Sadler (Gas Gas) go into the trial tied on 92 marks, with Super Sam Connor (Beta) just three astern so everything to ride for here.

Last week’s winner Tom Minta (Scorpa) will be looking to repeat that success while Lancashire’s Jack Spencer is an addition to the regulars and could get in the mix at the sharp end.

It is almost as tight in the popular Experts class with Chris Stay (TRS) now just a single point ahead of Dan Thorpe (Gas Gas) while the very much on-form Sam Yeomans (Gas Gas) is only a dozen behind and another win for Sam would put him right up there.

There’s more than a few Yorkies turning out for one-off rides including Martin Crosswaite (Montesa) and Danny Gamble (Sherco) and will surely to turn up somewhere in the points.

All the signs are for another absolutely cracking event as the TrialGB series approaches its conclusion at Brimham Rocks with only the double header in Scotland to come in September.

The action starts at 9.30am.