SIDECAR: IT’S GASKELL’S MITCHELL
The Mitchell Trial would not be a championship round for the sidecars, but in 1980 they were a huge part of the trials scene. A smaller than usual entry of 18 sidecars competed over a separate course which had been laid out by Bob Williams. As part of the Beamish Suzuki trials team, John Gaskell with Harry Wood in the sidecar took the win, with Dick Ramplee and Alan Bungay second.
RESULTS: 1: John Gaskell/Harry Wood (Beamish Suzuki) 30; 2: Dick Ramplee /Alan Bungay (Suzuki) 35; 3: Joe and Paul Howells (Suzuki) 43.