ROUND 6: GER­MANY ALLEMAGNE: 28TH MAY 1978

Classic Trial - - TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -

Rid­ing full of con­fi­dence af­ter his third con­sec­u­tive Scot­tish Six Days win, Martin Lamp­kin took a very im­por­tant vic­tory in Ger­many. With his near­est ri­val in the cham­pi­onship Yrjo Ves­ter­i­nen down in an un­char­ac­ter­is­tic 8th po­si­tion he opened up a sig­nif­i­cant lead at the head of the cham­pi­onship. With Schreiber show­ing the same pace as Lamp­kin it was a morale boost for the English rider over the new Amer­i­can who was rapidly try­ing to make in­roads into the points deficit he was chas­ing. It’s in­ter­est­ing to note that the tall Ger­man rider Felix Krahn­stover gave the Aus­trian KTM fac­tory its first tri­als world cham­pi­onship points on the new de­vel­op­ment 330cc model. In front of Krahn­stover was the new SWM rider from Fin­land Timo Ryysy, who must have been de­lighted to have been so close to his home­land hero Ves­ter­i­nen. With the se­ries at the half­way point it would be Lamp­kin who would take the cham­pi­onship lead across the wa­ter to the Amer­i­can world round.

RESULTS: 1: Lamp­kin 66; 2: Schreiber 69; 3: Karlson 83; 4: Shep­herd 91; 5: Le­je­une 94; 6: An­drews (310 Ossa-GBR) 99; 7: Gor­got 99; 8: Ves­ter­i­nen 100; 9: Timo Ryysy (SWM-FIN) 103; 10: Felix Krahn­stover (KTM-GER) 104. CHAM­PI­ONSHIP: 1: Lamp­kin 64; 2: Ves­ter­i­nen 58; 3: Schreiber 47; 4: Karlson 46; 5: An­drews 41.

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