Guisborough D.M.C. Alan Fothergill trial, Aislaby, Sunday.

GUISBOROUGH'S Alan Fothergill trial, held at the Aislaby quarry venue, near Whitby, drew a massive 120 entry on Sunday and Whitby's 2021 British Trials Champion, Andy Chilton, edged victory by one mark from Malton's Ian Austermuhle.

Although low scoring in the experts, it was due to exceptional riding rather than easy sections. The fourth took a mark off both Chilton and Austermuhle. Good rides here from James Carr, the returning Jack Howell, and Adam Milner on two marks lost. Chilton almost let it slip away in the last three quarry sections but hung on to take victory.

York's Peter Sharp was at his best to take the Intermediate win, his hard-fought three on the climb of six and a solid ride on section eight eased him three clear of a typical gutsy ride by Eboracum rider Ben Handley.

Skelton's Liam Smith dominated Clubman A class, just two marks lost on the third section leaving Glenn Quinn and Stephen Bennett to battle for second, Quinn holding on by one mark.

Determined not to be knocked off his perch in Clubman B class, the elder statesman of trials, Paul Nelson did just enough to stay in front of a couple of experienced riders from Whitby, Kevin Marsay and Colin Bailey, with the inimitable iron man from Pickering, Dave Wardell in fourth place.


Experts: Andy Chilton (Birkett Scorpa) 6, Ian Austermuhle (Beta) 7, James Carr (AM Scorpa) 19. Intermediate: Peter Sharp (Vertigo) 33, Ben Handley (Gas Gas) 36, Rob McNeil (Gas Gas) 41.

Clubman A: Liam Smith (Montesa) 2, Glen Quinn (TRS) 14, and Stephen Bennett (Vertigo) 15.

Clubman B: Paul Nelson (Repsol) 2, Kevin Marsay (Beta) 4 m/cs, Colin Bailey (Scorpa) 4.

Twin shock: Simon Mepham (Cub) 2, Philip Baxter (SWM) 20, Robert Jones (Honda TLR) 35.

Adult white: Jo Minns (Montesa) 4, Gareth Moor (Beta) 10, Paul Harrison (Honda) 12.

Youth A: Bill Reeves (Sherco) 33. Youth B: Connor Watson (Scorpa) 20, Mason Vasey (Gas Gas) 32, Matilda Arbon (Sherco) 42. Youth C: Louie McGee (Beta) 78. Youth D: Rowan Harland (Beta) 32, Joshua Tate (Oset) 38, Frankie Carter (Oset) 54.

Conducted: Reuben Tate (Oset) 33.

Darlington release trials dates

DARLINGTON & District Motor Club has released its trials dates and venues for this year.

All trials will start at 11am, and the planned venues are listed subject to weather and availability. As the club runs under Amateur Motor Cycle Club Association rules there should be no effect on Auto Cycle Union Fixtures.

The dates and venues are: March 6, Eskleth; April 10, Bridgend; April 24, Pen Hill; June 26, Braidley; July 10, Oxnop; August 14, Reels Head, September 4; Brokes, November 6, Woodyard.

Sunday fixtures

  • Northallerton & D.M.C. The Chequers Trial. Chequers, Osmotherley, 10am.
  • Yeadon-Guiseley Motor Club. Trial, Upwood Hall Farm, West Morten, 10.30am.