2007: Dabill delivers
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).