ROUND 5: SPAIN MATADEPERA: 12TH MARCH 1978

Classic Trial - - TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -

With a new three-year con­tract tucked un­der his belt Bernie Schreiber showed the Span­ish man­u­fac­tur­ers Bul­taco that he was the ‘Real Deal’. Rid­ing a very stan­dard-look­ing Bul­taco, he fit­ted his favourite rear shock ab­sorbers and han­dle­bars and took a con­fi­dence boost­ing win over Martin Lamp­kin. The star of the show though was Mick An­drews. Af­ter mak­ing a last-minute deal, sup­ported by the UK im­porters the Hold­ens, he rode a new 310cc Ossa onto the podium in 3rd place and the pa­tri­otic crowd loved it! The event was not a good one for Ves­ter­i­nen though, as he lost fur­ther ground in the cham­pi­onship to Lamp­kin af­ter los­ing yet an­other tie-break with Rob Shep­herd. Rid­ing the only other four-stroke ma­chine in the trial Nick Jef­feries made some very brave at­tempts at the steep un­for­giv­ing haz­ards on the Bri­tish­built CCM. With an en­try of 68 rid­ers, Span­ish ma­chines con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate the tri­als world.

RESULTS: 1: Schreiber 32; 2: Lamp­kin 37; 3: An­drews (310 Ossa) 37; 4: Karlson 47; 5: Shep­herd 55; 6: Ves­ter­i­nen 55; 7: Col­son 57; 8: Bir­kett 63; 9: Gor­got 70; 10: Coutard 73. CHAM­PI­ONSHIP: 1: Lamp­kin 59; 2: Ves­ter­i­nen 55; 3: An­drews 36; 4: Karlson 36; 5: Schreiber 35.

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