ROUND 7: USA ROLLING BANCH, 11TH JUNE 1978

Classic Trial - - TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -

Us­ing his home round ad­van­tage to its full ef­fect Bernie Schreiber on the Bul­taco was a very popular win­ner in front of the crowd in Amer­ica. He was in ex­cel­lent form and never looked like be­ing beaten all day. Us­ing his ex­pe­ri­ence on the world cir­cuit Schreiber ad­vised the or­gan­is­ers with the set­ting out of the haz­ards, mak­ing it into an ex­cel­lent event en­joyed by all. Yrjo Ves­ter­i­nen once again showed his true form and like any wor­thy cham­pion bounced straight back off a bad result at the last round to fin­ish 2nd in Amer­ica. It was the turn of Lamp­kin to lose out on a tie break as Swe­den’s new Mr Con­sis­tency Ulf Karlson put the Mon­tesa onto the fi­nal step on the podium. Af­ter fin­ish­ing 3rd in the world in 1977 the move from Mon­tesa to the Bri­tish built Beamish Suzuki had not gone to plan for Mal­colm Rath­mell and de­spite a good 7th po­si­tion in the USA he still did not look happy with his rid­ing.

RESULTS: 1: Schreiber 24; 2: Ves­ter­i­nen 35; 3: Karlson 39; 4: Lamp­kin (350 Bul­taco-GBR) 39; 5: Wha­ley 50; 6: Curt Comer (Mon­tesa-USA) 51; 7: Rath­mell 54; 8: An­drews (310 Ossa-GBR) 61; 9: Gor­got 66; 10: Coutard (280 SWM-FRA) 71. CHAM­PI­ONSHIP: 1: Lamp­kin 82; 2: Ves­ter­i­nen 70; 3: Schreiber 62; 4: Karlson 56; 5: An­drews 44.

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