Three on thirty

Trial Magazine - - SPORT - AR­TI­CLE: TRI­ALS ME­DIA

It was al­ways on the cards that the Ex­pert and Trial 125 classes would at­tract the most en­tries. Come­back kid Chris Stay, from the Isle of Wight, took the hon­ours at round one on the TRRS af­ter a very tight fight with Ben Mor­phett who was once again show­ing that there is still life in his ag­ing two-stroke Mon­tesa Cota 315R. With both rid­ers part­ing with a five on the first lap, it would go down to the last lap and Chris Stay’s bet­ter lap by a sin­gle mark gave him the clos­est of vic­to­ries. In third and fourth were the Gas Gas rid­ers Dan Thorpe and Sam Yeo­mans.

The Welsh val­leys would de­liver an­other new win­ner with Lloyd Price keep­ing the Ladies Trial World Cham­pion Emma Bris­tow at bay by a sin­gle mark. Post­ing a clean no mark loss on the se­cond lap, this gave Price the edge over Emma. Show­ing girl power at its very best, we won­der how long we will have to wait for the ‘Queen’ of the tri­als scene to se­cure her first vic­tory. Take no credit away from Price though as he was happy to take the full house of points.

With first round win­ner Chris Stay down in sixth po­si­tion, we now have three rid­ers at the head of the cham­pi­onship on thirty points. Bring in the next three rid­ers who are all very close in the cham­pi­onship and it most cer­tainly looks like it’s go­ing to be an in­ter­est­ing year.

Dan Thorpe (JST Gas Gas UK)

Chris Stay (TRRS UK)

Lloyd Price (TRRS UK)

Emma Bris­tow (Sherco)

Ben Mor­phett (Mon­tesa)

Sam Yeo­mans (JST Gas Gas UK)

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