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Roland Uglow re­tained the Roy Fed­den Sport­ing Trial tro­phy that he won for the first time last year with his eighth win of the 2016 sea­son, de­spite a slow start in his Crossle.

Ge­orge Watson (Hamil­ton) took the early lead af­ter round one, drop­ping just four points, but with a cou­ple of mis­takes on the sec­ond round Uglow’s clear round helped him hold the lead at lunch with Watson drop­ping back to third.

Come the fi­nal round of wooded hills, the top four were cov­ered by just four points with a sin­gle point be­tween Uglow, John Fack (MSR), Stu­art Beare (Sherpa Indy) and Watson. Fack fin­ished sec­ond for the third suc­ces­sive trial, while Beare had the best fi­nal round and fin­ished best in­ter­me­di­ate driver.

In fifth was Ian Wright, fresh from the His­toric trial the day be­fore in his Sherpa Indy, while Si­mon Kings­ley (Crossle) was next hav­ing won the last three rounds. Nick Speed had a fan­tas­tic day to fin­ish sev­enth and sec­ond in­ter­me­di­ate driver just a point be­hind Kings­ley in his Crossle.

Six-time Hewi­son Au­totest cham­pion Steven Fer­gu­son took vic­tory in Tri­als Driv­ers’ Club’s Howard Wilde Me­mo­rial event at Mon­dello Park on Sun­day, mak­ing it three wins in a row this sea­son as he closed the gap on points leader Paul Mooney.

A slow time on his fi­nal test al­most cost Fer­gu­son top place, as there was only 0.4s be­tween the two at the end. Early leader Peter Grimes was a close third de­spite a py­lon penalty.

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