1987: ‘Mack’ Jordi

Trial Magazine - - FLASHBACK -

In 1985 Span­ish rider Jordi Tar­res, on the Ital­ian Beta, ar­rived on the world tri­als scene and com­peted in his first SSDT, tak­ing the sec­ondbest new­comer award. Con­cen­trat­ing on his world cham­pi­onship ca­reer in 1986, he vowed to re­turn to the event in 1987. This he did and duly won on his way to the first of his FIM world out­door ti­tles. Yes; world cham­pi­ons rode in the ‘Scot­tish’! His­tory, as we all know, has a habit of re­peat­ing it­self and in a very em­bar­rass­ing mo­ment for Ital­ian man­u­fac­tur­ers Fan­tic they ar­rived at the event with no ma­chine for their new rider Steve Saun­ders, not far short of the Dave Row­land sce­nario in 1967. They re­built his prac­tice ma­chine and he rode out of his skin for his first win, but could not catch Jordi ‘Mack’ Tar­res.

Steve Saun­ders (Fan­tic-GBR) was des­per­ate to win. Tony Scar­lett (JCM) – Talks tri­als with Nor­man Eyre. Jordi Tar­res (Beta-ESP) – 1987 was the year of the Span­ish rider.

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