Youth A champion sees off the challenge of Chilton

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Whitby rider Andy Chilton just could not get close enough to put pressure on 16 year old JST Gas Gas rider Dan Peace from Kirkbymoorside on Sunday.

He had to be content to finish runner-up to the talented reigning British Youth A Champion at Scarborough and District Motorcycle trial at a dry, but cold, Harwood Dale.

Young Peace rode a fantastic first lap of one lost, a long legged dab to help him keep the lively Gasser down on the huge, wicked undercut step of the second section.

Chilton cleaned here and followed it with a couple of superb cleans on the climb over roots out of the river, but then lost ground on the towering rock climb of nine where the confident Peace remained feet up as Chilton lost six.

Gary Collinson led a troop of Scarborians – Shaughan Galway, Andy Lockwood and Mark Taylor – home in the ever-growing intermediate class. Although Galway proved outstanding on the fifth with just one lost, he couldn’t match the consistency of Collinson who ran out a clear winner by ten marks.

Whitby’s Mike Noble finished eighth in Clubman A while sister Nicola Dixon showed him the way to win by keeping cool and snatching the win on the white route on most cleans rule from Dave Atkinson.


Expert: Dan Peace (Gas Gas UK) 10, Andy Chilton (Beta UK) 28, Tom Minta (Sherco) 54.

Intermediate: Gary Collinson (Gas Gas) 62, Shaughan Galway (Gas Gas) 72, Andy Lockwood (Montesa) 85.

C/man A: Mark Coulson (Gas Gas) 4, Matt Handley (Beta) 9, Barry Chapman (Montesa) 11. C/man B: John Stones (Beta) 2, Mick Orange (Fantic) 3, Phil Manton (Gas Gas) 5, Darren Mayne (Gas Gas) 8, Steve Kirkwood (Fantic) 8.

Youth C: Jack Scott (Gas Gas) 47, Jonathon Wray (Gas Gas) 111, Claire Collinson (Beta) 112. White route: Nicola Dixon (Beta) 2 m/c`s, Dave Atkinson (Beta) 2, Stewart Dixon (Beta) 12.