2007: Da­bill de­liv­ers

Trial Magazine - - FLASHBACK -

With an en­try of 268 rid­ers from 10 dif­fer­ent coun­tries James Da­bill, rid­ing the Fu­ture TRW/San­di­ford sup­ported four-stroke Mon­tesa, de­liv­ered his first Scot­tish Six Days Trial vic­tory. On the Mon­day a group of sec­tions had to be scrubbed due to ris­ing wa­ter lev­els, which led to some con­tro­versy as part of the en­try had rid­den the haz­ards. As early as the se­cond day Da­bill opened up an ad­van­tage over his ri­val and friend Michael Brown on the Beta, and he never looked back. The threat for another vic­tory was ex­pected to come from Graham Jarvis, who was also four-stroke mounted on the Sherco, but it never ma­te­ri­alised as he lost se­cond place to Brown on a tie break. Mon­tesa was de­lighted with the four-stroke vic­tory, the first since 1966 with Alan Lampkin on the BSA.

Best New­comer in 2007, Alexz Wigg (Gas Gas) would win the event on a Beta in 2010. 2007 was the first year of cov­er­age for Trial Magazine UK. This iconic Colin Bul­lock pic­ture shows win­ner James Da­bill (Mon­tesa).

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