He might be small in stature, but Michael Brown (JST Gas Gas UK) put on a superb display of wellhoned throttle control to back up his second place at round one of this year’s ACU British Championship with a win in very difficult conditions at round two. The exposed hillside at Tow Tops, High Newton in Cumbria was a new venue for the Lakeland trial, run by the enthusiastic team at Westmorland MC Limited. Wind and rain lashed the venue and we have to applaud the observers and organisers, who had laid out twelve testing hazards to be ridden three times. The inclement weather did affect the hazards on the slate rock and steep climbs, but clear winners were found in all classes with the closest battle in the Experts class, won by James Fry from Richard Sadler (Acklams Beta). On his 125cc Beta Billy Green ruled the roost once again to head home the Youth A Class.
62 TRIAL MAGAZINE Michael Brown (JST Gas Gas UK)