JOHN LAMPKIN RETURNS
The Beta UK importer John Lampkin made a return to national and international trials riding a Fantic 300. A front runner in both the World and British trials championships in the 80s riding SWM and Armstrong CCM, he then made a move to the Italian Fantic team. He won his only World round in the USA in 1983 on the 240 Fantic, with his highest championship finish in 1984 on the 300 Fantic where he finished fifth.
He rode the Lakes Two Day in the Clubman class to a very creditable tenth despite some machine troubles on the Fantic. His international return was at the Costa Brava Two Day. Very much a trials ‘anorak’, it’s fantastic to witness the skill, which is still in abundance, and the enthusiasm for the sport from this past master.