GRAND NA­TIONAL

Trial Magazine - - TRADITIONA­L -

You can com­pare the Grand Na­tional horse race very much with the tra­di­tional Scott Mo­tor­cy­cle Trial, as both have a very long sport­ing her­itage and both are about run­ners and riders. Many ques­tions are sim­i­lar, such as look­ing at the form of the com­peti­tors and the day’s con­di­tions as both play a big part in the event’s re­sults, but what com­peti­tors in both need to ex­cel on the day is a lit­tle piece of good for­tune. This year’s Scott con­di­tions were very dry de­spite the over­cast weather at the start, and the talk was that we could see a new win­ner with a host of young riders com­ing through the ranks hav­ing served their Scott ap­pren­tice­ships. Some of the more ex­pe­ri­enced Scott Trial pun­dits were not sure about the younger riders and, as we shall see, they were proved cor­rect at the end of a long hard day’s motorcycli­ng.

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