DAY 6: VICTORY #12
The final result for the Scottish Six Days Trial has been decided on so many occasions on the hills of Ben Nevis, and 2018 was no different as it once again decided the winner. James Dabill had one hand on the trophy, but victory was cruelly denied as he failed to pass through the ends cards on the very difficult section twenty-six to record a five, which denied him his third victory. With Dougie Lampkin riding behind him in the running order he took a strong single foot down to secure what we believe will be an unbeatable record in this unique event for victory number twelve. Behind these two the battle for the final step on the podium was very intense as Gary Macdonald out-pointed young Jack Price on the tie decider. Macdonald was backed up by Andy Chilton and Thomas Minta as they did enough to secure the prestigious manufacturers’ trophy for Scorpa, much to the delight of UK importer Nigel Birkett. 282 riders started out, and with 239 finishers this historical event lived up to its title of the ultimate test of man and machine.