Guisborough M.C. R.T. Keedwell/John Hardaker British Championship trial, Aislaby

JAMES DABILL was under severe pressure on Sunday at Aislaby Quarry where Denby Dale Gas Gas teamster Jack Price and Kirkby Moorside brothers Dan and Jack Peace really tested the international star.

After the first of three laps Price and Dan Peace shared the lead on one penalty after Dabill incurred a three score.

That fired Dabill up and two penalty free laps saved the day. Price was the threat but three marks in section six on lap two ended his hopes. Dan Peace faded after a third lap stop in section nine. Jack Peace was more or less out of the picture after a poor first lap. The Expert class was also a tight battle with Luke Walker edging out Guy Kendrew and Richard Ssdler. World champion Emma Bristow was placed ninth in the same class. Buxton's Mitch Brightmore won the Elite Youth category from Bradford's Charlie Smith and Mintex contender Gus Oblein. Bellerby teenager Ryan Brown was placed fifth riding his CJT Off Road Beta.

Horsforth & D.M.C. 7th Simon Green Championship Trial, Stump Cross, Sunday

HEAVY rain on the moors high above Nidderdale on Sunday did not deter either the Horsforth Motor Club or the fifty eight competitors who competed in the seventh Simon Green Championship trial.

Fifteen sets of parents also stood out in the rain to keep tags on the fifteen small wheelers who ride a short six section trial near the venue entrance. The lush grass, now growing rapidly, tested the youngsters especially on the cambered climbs where the instant Oset power frequently progressed into wheel spin. Harrison Lightfoot and the Crabtree boys along with Joel Isherwood were switched on the cleaners while Ruby Lawrie took the boys to the cleaners on the easy route.

The main course ran out half a mile onto the moor where the old quarry workings provided some of the sections. Danny Gamble wheeled out a Beta TR for the trial and dropped one mark on the opener and posted five cleans on the second and third sections but the bomb hole at the fourth got him for two marks. The drop in and climb out turned slippery as the rain hammered down but all the hard route contenders posted a clean. Tom Green went one better with two cleans. Nige Pearson was on the fifth where apart from observing was offering riders advice on sorting machine maladies. One guy had a front fork analysis on the spot with instructions on what parts to purchase. Trials UK in customer mode- in the rain. Needless to report the 'Terrible Twins', Rob Hardisty and Phillip Hammond set fastest time of day in Clubman A. Mr Hardisty posted a clean sheet ride while Mr Hammond slacked a mark on lap one on the limestone step half way up the seventh section. The third member of the Sherco Trio, Martin Dagbilen, also cleaned the Clubman B route course on his Sherco fourstroke leaving Graham Wilson to take second place on his sweet sounding BSA Bantam. Observer Helen Greaves was observing the last section which was a grassy gully. It would seem Helen read the weather forecast. The summer folding chair and the sun brolly gave the game away but at least the umbrella kept the rain off her.



Yeadon-Guiseley Motor Club, F.I.M. World Championship trial qualifying.

Addingham Moorside, 10.00am.

Ripon Motor Club, 7th Acklams Championship trial, Haverah Park, Harrogate,

2.00pm & 4.00pm.


Yeadon-Guiseley Motor Club, F.I.M. World Championship Trial, Addingham Moorside, 9.30am.

Hull A.C. Sir Arthur Atkinson Cup trial, Hollins Farm, Rosedale Abbey, 11.00am.