Young tal­ent

Trial Magazine - - SPORT - AR­TI­CLE: TRI­ALS ME­DIA • PIC­TURES: JAXX LAW­SON

If you look around in the adult side of the tri­als world Great Bri­tain’s pres­ence at the very front is quite ob­vi­ous, and it’s no won­der when you look at the abun­dance of tal­ent that is cur­rently be­ing pro­duced once again in the youth Bri­tish Cham­pi­onships. From the younger classes on the new gen­er­a­tion of elec­tric ma­chines through to the A class, the tal­ent is un­be­liev­able. The only ques­tion mark is the sep­a­ra­tion of the A class Cham­pi­onship, with some rid­ers elect­ing to ride with the adults in the ‘Elite’ class. Have the ACU made the cor­rect de­ci­sion here? Only time will tell. One thing is sure though: in the other classes the stan­dard of rid­ing is very high.

A Class

It’s al­ways good when any cham­pi­onship se­ries goes to the fi­nal round to find the win­ner. The two lads in this poorly sup­ported class are tal­ented, that’s for sure, but it will be a case of who can per­form at the fi­nal round with the pres­sure el­e­ment in­volved to give us the 2018 A class cham­pion. Slack held the ad­van­tage at round three with Faun­thorpe very strong in Scot­land; yes it will be a very in­ter­est­ing fi­nale.

ROUND 3: SH­EFFIELD & HALLAMSHIRE

RE­SULTS: 1: Daniel Slack (Sherco) 20; 2: Joe Faun­thorpe (Beta) 40; 3: Adam Har­ris (Gas Gas) 52; 4: Wil­liam Dal­ton (Beta) 60; 5: Wil­liam Clarke (Beta) 95.

ROUND 4: EAST LOTH­IAN

RE­SULTS: Joe Faun­thorpe (Beta) 4; 2: Daniel Slack (Sherco) 21.

2018 CHAM­PI­ONSHIP PO­SI­TIONS

RE­SULTS: 1: Slack 74; 2: Faun­thorpe 72; 3: Har­ris 45; 4: Dal­ton 41; 5: Clarke 11.

B Class

Hold­ing his nerve all day has given Scot­land’s Ben Dig­nan the ad­van­tage he may need in this very close cham­pi­onship race with his ‘home’ vic­tory. Maybe it’s the world cham­pi­onship ex­pe­ri­ence which has given him the edge, but both Reece Gaz­zard and Jack Dance are not go­ing to give him the ti­tle with­out a fight at the fi­nal round. The fight for the re­main­ing top five po­si­tions should also prove in­ter­est­ing with the younger rid­ers in this class.

ROUND 3: SH­EFFIELD & HALLAMSHIRE

RE­SULTS: 1: Ben Dig­nan (Gas Gas) 16; 2: Reece Gaz­zard (Scorpa) 30; 3: Jack Dance (Gas Gas) 39; 4: Harry Turner (Gas Gas) 52; 5: Har­vey Taglione (Gas Gas) 68.

ROUND 4: EAST LOTH­IAN

RE­SULTS: 1: Ben Dig­nan (Gas Gas) 3; 2: Reece Gaz­zard (Scorpa) 4; 3: Jack Dance (Gas Gas) 9; 4: Brett Stein (Beta) 17; 5: Harry Turner (Gas Gas) 26.

2018 CHAM­PI­ONSHIP PO­SI­TIONS

RE­SULTS: 1: Dig­nan 74; 2: Gaz­zard 69; 3: Dance 65; 4: Turner 48; 5: Bowyer 37; 6: Ross Gal­loway 36; 7: Jaime Gal­loway 36; 8: Taglione 31; 9: Minta 25; 10: Smith 23.

C Class – Stan­dard Wheel

The Hem­ing­way broth­ers con­tinue to dom­i­nate this class, with Harry tak­ing a full house of wins. Ge­orge looks in a se­cure sec­ond po­si­tion in the cham­pi­onship but the bat­tle for the fi­nal spot on the podium be­tween Char­lie Cross­land and Max Agar is where the fo­cus will be. Cross­land may have slipped off the pace in Scot­land but both he and Agar will come to the fi­nal round very much look­ing at that third po­si­tion.

ROUND 3: SCAR­BOR­OUGH

RE­SULTS: 1: Harry Hem­ing­way (Beta) 1; 2: Ge­orge Hem­ing­way (Beta) 28; 3: Max Agar (Beta) 59; 4: Char­lie Cross­land (Beta) 62; 5: Corey Peters (Beta) 69.

ROUND 4: SH­EFFIELD & HALLAMSHIRE

RE­SULTS: 1: Harry Hem­ing­way (Beta) 1; 2: Ge­orge Hem­ing­way (Beta) 20; 3: Char­lie Cross­land (Beta) 70; 4: Max Agar (Beta) 72; 5: Corey Peters (Beta) 82.

ROUND 5: EAST LOTH­IAN

RE­SULTS: 1: Harry Hem­ing­way (Beta) 1; 2: Ge­orge Hem­ing­way (Beta) 20; 3: Char­lie Cross­land (Beta) 70; 4: Max Agar (Beta) 72; 5: Corey Peters (Beta) 82.

2018 CHAM­PI­ONSHIP PO­SI­TIONS

RE­SULTS: 1: Harry Hem­ing­way 100; 2: Ge­orge Hem­ing­way 85; 3: Cross­land 69; 4: Agar 67; 5: Peters 58.

C Class – Medium Wheel

Bar­ring an ab­so­lute disas­ter, Jasper Fox looks on tar­get to take the cham­pi­onship crown with three wins from the five con­tested. In the other two rounds a sec­ond and a third have kept him at the top of the ta­ble. Both Euan Sim and Toby Shaw also look con­firmed to round off the top three in the cham­pi­onship, hav­ing both taken an in­di­vid­ual round win.

ROUND 3: SCAR­BOR­OUGH

RE­SULTS: 1: Jasper Fox (Beta) 45; 2: Toby Shaw (Beta) 53; 3: Euan Sim (Beta) 53; 4: Ross Allen (Beta) 69; 5: H Skel­ton (Beta) 71.

ROUND 4: SH­EFFIELD & HALLAMSHIRE

RE­SULTS: 1: Toby Shaw (Beta) 86; 2: Jasper Fox (Beta) 86; 3: Ge­orge Clarke (Beta) 121; 4: Euan Sim (Beta) 130; 5: Jonathan Fan­non (OSET) 141.

ROUND 5: EAST LOTH­IAN

RE­SULTS: 1: Jasper Fox (Beta) 46; 2: Euan Sim (Beta) 84; 3: Ross Allen (Beta) 92; 4: Sum­mer Peters (OSET) 97; 5: Jonathan Fan­non (OSET) 124.

2018 CHAM­PI­ONSHIP PO­SI­TIONS

RE­SULTS: 1: Fox 92; 2: Sim 80; 3: Shaw 71; 4: Fan­non 56; 5: Allen 28.

D Class – Medium Wheel

Hold­ing the ad­van­tage is El­liot Smith, who has won the pre­vi­ous two rounds to this one, which he backed up with a run­ner-up po­si­tion. The ques­tion is, de­spite win­ning in Scot­land has Joe Drys­dale let Smith slip away from him in the cham­pi­onship race as we en­ter the fi­nal round?

ROUND 3: SCAR­BOR­OUGH

RE­SULTS: 1: El­liott Smith (OSET) 15; 2: Joe Drys­dale (OSET) 25; 3: Wil­liam Sa­gar (Beta) 30; 4: Max Dance (Beta) 38; 5: M Vasey (OSET) 51.

ROUND 4: SH­EFFIELD & HALLAMSHIRE

RE­SULTS: 1: El­liot Smith (OSET 72; 2: Wil­liam Sa­gar (OSET) 77; 3: Stan­ley Cub­bon (OSET) 86; 4: Joe Drys­dale (OSET) 97; 137; 5: Max Dance (Beta) 107.

ROUND 5: EAST LOTH­IAN

RE­SULTS: 1: Joe Drys­dale (OSET) 81; 2: El­liott Smith (OSET) 93; 3: Stan­ley Cub­bon (OSET) 98; 4: Max Dance (Beta) 101.

2018 CHAM­PI­ONSHIP PO­SI­TIONS

RE­SULTS: 1: Smith 89; 2: Drys­dale 82; 3: Sa­gar 65; 4: Cub­bon 63; 5: Dance 59.

D Class – Small Wheel

Con­sis­tency in the tri­als game usu­ally pays div­i­dends, and this has been the case with cham­pi­onship leader El­lis Bar­ton. In sec­ond place in the cham­pi­onship Ruari Younie holds a very close ad­van­tage over Ja­cob Wil­son, which will be in­ter­est­ing to watch. De­spite con­test­ing only three rounds and tak­ing two wins Archie Brem­ner holds fourth po­si­tion from Char­lie Cross­land

ROUND 3: SCAR­BOR­OUGH

RE­SULTS: 1: Archie Brem­ner (OSET) 13; 2: El­lis Bar­ton (OSET) 40; 3: Ruari Younie (OSET) 51; 4: Ja­cob Wil­son (Beta) 65; 5: H Dixon (OSET) 73.

ROUND 4: SH­EFFIELD & HALLAMSHIRE

RE­SULTS: 1: El­lis Bar­ton (OSET) 44; 2: Archie Brem­ner (OSET) 45; 3: Wil­liam Sparks (OSET) 78; 4: Ruari Younie (OSET) 86; 5: Ja­cob Wil­son (OSET) 94.

ROUND 5: EAST LOTH­IAN

RE­SULTS: 1: Archie Brem­ner (Oset) 18; 2: Ruari Younie (OSET) 79; 3: El­lis Bar­ton (OSET) 86; 4: Ja­cob Wil­son (OSET) 98; 5: Corey Shep­herd (Me­cate­cno) 104.

2018 CHAM­PI­ONSHIP PO­SI­TIONS

RE­SULTS: 1: Bar­ton 92; 2: Younie 73; 3: Wil­son 71; 4: Brem­ner 57; 5: Shep­herd 50. Please note that due to print sched­ules, we could not in­clude the fi­nal round of the cham­pi­onship in this is­sue.

Ben Dig­nan (Gas Gas)

Daniel Slack (Sherco)

Harry Hem­ing­way (Beta)

Joe Drys­dale (OSET)

Jasper Fox (Beta)

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