TIME AND OBSERVATION
The Youth scene is so strong in the UK and it turned out in force to support the Richmond and District Motor Club’s annual ‘Mini-Scott’ Time and Observation Mintex Trophy Trial held in deepest Swaledale. Learning that speed is not always the winning element, Jack Price plotted out a well-executed plan losing just six marks to take the prestigious winner’s trophy from Iwan Roberts, who won in 2012. His observation score of a total of six was made up of two ‘three-mark’ loses in a very professional display of riding which also netted him the award for the quickest time over the 22 mile course containing 30 hazards. When second-placed Roberts punctured his rear wheel he knew it was time to concentrate on observation and he parted with only four marks. Third placed James Stones dreams of winning the Scott one day and he knows how critical the early days of learning will count when he eventually goes for the adult version of the event. The event is not just for the boys as the determined Niamh Richardson came home as Best Lady Rider. With a healthy entry of 56 riders this event is without doubt becoming the one to win.