All to play for

The 2017 Wes­sex Plant Hire Side­car Bri­tish Cham­pi­onship has seen five rounds com­pleted al­ready but it’s still all to play for in the race to be­come cham­pi­ons. Af­ter these first five rounds the se­ries now takes a break un­til it re­sumes in Au­gust for the re


Scorpa power leads the way in the cham­pi­onship class, as Nigel Crellin and Chris Molyneux have the up­per hand with three wins. The first of the other two vic­to­ries went to Jon Tuck and Matt Sparkes on day one on the Isle of Man whilst the other vic­tory went to Ru­pert and Chris Kim­ber on day two. Nigel Crellin and Chris Molyneux also posted run­ner-up po­si­tions in the other two rounds where they missed vic­tory, leav­ing them with a good ad­van­tage over se­cond place.

In the In­ter­me­di­ate class it’s been a su­perb run of a full house of vic­to­ries that has put Wil­liam Caine and Beth Thomas well clear at the top. Se­cond and third po­si­tions re­main very close be­tween Tony Jones and Jamie Howe (Beta), and David Tuck and Joe New­man next on the TRS.

The Club­men class at­tracts the most en­tries by far, as Damien Owen and Gaz Tem­ple edge away from the chas­ing pack tak­ing three wins. The other two wins have come from Adrian and Ar­ron Smith, at the Andy Smith Trial on the Isle of Man, and Paul Fishlock and Deb­bie Mer­rell who have used the four-stroke power of the Cota 4RT to move into third po­si­tion in the cham­pi­onship.

Sur­pris­ingly, the class with the least en­tries is the New­comer class, where Matt Bond and Aleyn Tag­gart hold an eight-point ad­van­tage over Oliver Lace and Ash­ley Kelly, with the lat­ter hav­ing won the most rounds with four out of the five.

Trial Magazine would like to thank Karen and Joel Crabtree for their sup­port in gen­er­at­ing this ar­ti­cle.

68 Will Caine & Beth Thomas (Good with Wood Gas Gas) Josh and Luke Gold­ing (SXS TRS) Tony Jones & Jamie Howe (Beta)

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