CHAM­PI­ONSHIP CLASS

Trial Magazine - - SPORT -

It’s quite a trend for the cham­pi­onship class win­ners to take the vic­tory with a clear mar­gin this year. Un­der su­perb weather con­di­tions at Scar­bor­ough Jack Price looked ev­ery inch the win­ner, us­ing his new-found con­fi­dence in the trial World Cham­pi­onship to his ad­van­tage. The elder of the two Peace broth­ers Dan posted his best Bri­tish Cham­pi­onship re­sult with a very strong sec­ond place in front of Jack Shep­pard as nei­ther looked any­thing like chal­leng­ing Price.

In his long ca­reer, Michael Brown has never had the re­sult a home round should bring, and 2017 at Har­wood Dale was no dif­fer­ence. His sev­enth po­si­tion could be the crack that takes away a chal­lenge for his sec­ond adult Bri­tish Cham­pi­onship ti­tle. Swap from the north of the coun­try to the south for the An­thony Rew West of Eng­land trial, and it was very much a case of ‘Brown Bites Back’. On his open­ing lap Michael Brown parted with marks in ten of the twelve haz­ards be­fore part­ing with a sin­gle mark on his sec­ond lap to put his ri­vals way out of con­tention for the win, which he was more than happy to take.

Shep­pard was next, with Price way off the pace in third on 35. Price still holds a good points ad­van­tage in the cham­pi­onship but knows that he now has the tar­get on his back for Brown to aim for. Do not yet count out Jack Shep­pard as he is still well in con­tention for the ti­tle, al­though he knows he needs to start win­ning.

Be­hind th­ese three ex­pect some much better re­sults from Dan Peace, Toby Mar­tyn and Iwan Roberts. Andy Chilton showed what he is ca­pa­ble of with an ex­cel­lent fourth place on the Scorpa in South Devon.

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