1997: No stop­ping su­per Steve

Trial Magazine - - FLASHBACK -

With the en­tries down in 1996 the club made a bold, brave move, with the back­ing of the Hamil­ton Yamaha Team boss Peter Ste­wart who had sug­gested a re­turn to the ‘No-Stop’ rul­ing, which was sup­ported by the new Clerk of the Course Wil­lie Dalling. This was an in­stant hit as the en­tries in­creased by 30 to 222 starters for the 1997 event. Manx rider Steve Col­ley had pre­vi­ously won the event in 1992 and 1993 rid­ing a Beta, be­fore Dougie Lampkin took his first win in 1994. 1995 and 1996 would once again wit­ness bat­tles be­tween these two, with Lampkin mak­ing it three wins to match his fa­ther Martin who won in 1976–1978. With Lampkin ab­stain­ing from the event to fo­cus on his world cham­pi­onship ca­reer Steve Col­ley would be the man to beat in 1997, as Graham Jarvis pushed him all the way.

Steve Col­ley (Gas Gas) – The Manx­man looked very sharp all week. Wayne Bray­brook (Mon­tesa) – Al­ways a good con­sis­tent rider in the ‘Scot­tish’. Graham Jarvis (Scorpa) – Still wait­ing for his first win.

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