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.