The R T Keedwell sponsored British Trials Championships came to a close last weekend with the final two rounds held at Tootherick Quarry.
The East Lothian Club had two days of excellent action at the Bob MacGregor Trials academy where three of the four Championships were decided.
Ross Danby had already taken the ‘Masters’ crown by dominating the six rounds to date but the other classes were still up for grabs.
In the Championship Class James Dabill despite having a 100% record so far still needed a good ride to take the title. It did not start off well for James as first lap marks were higher than he would have hoped for. Jack Price started well but without doing too much wrong he slipped back to 5th
on the day. Toby Martyn by contrast was in for his first Championship win with Jack Peace second in front of Dabill. Great to see the young riders going well but Dib’s had done enough for his 8th
On Day 2 Jack Price would take the win with Martyn and Jack Peace taking second and third.
In the Expert Class Richard Sadler needed a few points more to complete a series victory and his second place to James Fry on Saturday made sure the title went to the Leyburn rider. Richard then went on to take the win on Sunday and no one could argue with his victory after a series of superb rides. Guy Kendrew, Sadler’s nearest rival for the title did not have his best weekend of the year but he had still managed to take runner up position overall with Luke Walker third.
Ross Danby as we have mentioned took the Masters whilst in the Youth Elite it was Mitchell Brightmore who had two wins and with it the title. In fact Mitchell could not be beaten after Day 1 so he was able to ride relaxed on the Sunday.
Behind Mitchell Gus Oblien and Brett Harbud continued their battle with Brett taking second on Saturday and Gus turning the tables over him in Sunday’s final event.