Reigning British Trials Champion Michael Brown had to settle for second place at Scarborough and District Motorcycle Club’s trial at Low North Park.
Ian Austermuhle snatching the win by one mark, with Whitby’s Andy Chilton in third.
With East Yorks, Adult A, Southern Group and Youth A Championship points all at stake – plus blue sky and sunshine – it brought the cream of East Yorks experts into battle over a four-lap, ten section course.
The top men breezed through the early sections, but the greasy angled rocks of section five proved the decider and surprisingly Brown succumbed here with three points lost.
Jack Howell – now back to form – had flag trouble adding five, while Austy, Guy Kendrew, Andy Chilton and Youth A winner Dan Peace all cleaned.
Austermuhle lost one on nine in Middle Gully second lap, as did Brown, but it was enough to seal the win.
Dave Wilkinson topped Clubman B from Thornton le Dale’s Kate Hunter, and Zac Collinson and the irrepressible Elliottt Woodall took convincing wins in Youth B and C classes.
Expert: Ian Austermuhle (Beta uk.com) 3, Michael Brown (JST Gas Gas) 4.
Intermediate: Matt Maynard (Sherco) 26, Mark Harrison (Gas Gas) 28, Andy Lockwood (Feetup Gas Gas) 42. C/man A: Tom Alderson (Sherco) 28m/c’s, Nikita Smith (JST Gas Gas) 28, Alan Williams ( Montesa) 31.
C/man B: Dave Wilkinson (Beta) 12, Kate Hunter (Gas Gas) 18, Stephen Cornforth (Beta) 18, Shaun Trotter (Gas Gas) 23, Elliot Acaster (Beta) 23. Youth A: Dan Peace (JST Gas Gas) 11, Jack Peace (JST Gas Gas) 17.
Youth B: Zac Collinson (Feetup Beta) 41, Callum Williamson (AM Ossa) 68, Jack Scott (Beta) 89.
Youth C: Elliott Woodall (Beta) 54, Alick Sharp (Beta) 115, Claire Collinson (Beta) 122.
Adult White Course: Mick Tanton (Beta) 42, Eric Lonsdale (Montesa) 47, Paul Turton (Beta) 73.