‘Mac’ Zero

Trial Magazine - - CLASSIC -

There are two routes: a slightly more dif­fi­cult A route and the more pop­u­lar B route, though to be fair the en­tire en­try could well have tack­led the A route and not been fazed by the sever­ity, for there was noth­ing to crash off and noth­ing even re­motely haz­ardous.

This year’s Scot­tish Pre-65 Trial win­ner, Gary Mac­don­ald from Kin­lochleven, was the clear win­ner on a zero score re­peat­ing his suc­cess of 2017, with guest rider Phil Dis­ney sec­ond on one mark lost, while the best per­for­mance on a Mon­tesa was by top Scot­tish ex­pert ‘Chips’ — Alan Crayk.

On the B route the over­all win­ner, with an­other clean sheet, was Jim Ten­nant in front of Nick Jef­feries who lost three, prov­ing that the for­mer TT win­ner, Honda and CCM fac­tory rider and Bri­tish ISDT team rider has re­tained all the abil­ity that has made him ar­guably the best all-around mo­tor­cy­clist of the cur­rent gen­er­a­tion. The scores var­ied from zero to well over 100, but it mat­tered not a jot to the rid­ers who were there to en­joy the friendli­est trial in Scot­land, and just as it ‘says on the tin’, that is ex­actly what they en­joyed.

102 Clas­sic Pad­dock

An­drew Chan­dler (1982 242 Mon­tesa Cota)

Jim Ten­nant (1964 250 Fran­cis Bar­nett)

John Charl­ton (1966 500 Tri­umph 5TA)

Hanna Ves­ter­i­nen (1965 185 Ban­tam)

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