Despite at times showing to be a little nervous on his first lap, Mitch Brightmore has soon settled down to improve as the day’s action has progressed, in this year’s series. This was the case at round six at the Hafren Trial in Wales. Just off the winning pace on the opening lap he applied his skills to move up to the top of the leader board to eventually take a clear win from Charlie Smith (Inch Perfect Beta) and his nearest championship challenger Gus Oblein. With his eyes on the title he went to Scotland knowing exactly what he had to do to take the title. Two tough days decided the championship in Brightmore’s favour as he won by a clear advantage on both days. The final championship points tally tells its own story. This new series where the youth riders compete with the adults has hopefully given them an early stepping stone on the path to success in the trials world, which becomes much harder as you move up through the classes.
Mitch Brightmore (JST Gas Gas UK)
TRIAL MAGAZINE Gus Oblein (Sherco)