Both the weather and sections made this a challenging Lands End for Class O entrants. The night consisted of mild weather and relatively straightforward sections. Come the dawn came rain, wind and tough sections. In particular there were two formidable long forest tracks near Bodmin replacing the taped chicanes of previous years. Amongst the cars Mike Greenwood denied MCC President Jonathan Laver his second Class 0 award by a mere 0.1 of a second. Trevor Gibb was best motorcycle and nine BH Tin and six Copper medals were awarded.
Jason Flay has only competed on the Bovey Down Trial twice. In 2004 he won the inargual event in his Lorcha, a feat he repeated in 2016 in his recently acquired Morrs Trialsmaster. It was a close thing though. Harvey Waters finished equal on the hills with his Class 7 Pop but Jason was faster on the Special Tests.
Nick Farmer Reports:-
2016 saw a record entry of 42 for the Bovey Down Trial, from far and near, beginners and experts, and with 2 new sections introduced Windwhistle Motor Club were hopeful of a good days motorsport. After a final check of the sections and a drivers briefing the 41 starters were sent off in 2 groups at 9.30.
It was a tough Lands End. Competitors had to contend with heavy rain, high winds, a heavily doctored Crackington and a flooded Blue Hills One. The result was a mere seven Golds in addition to the Class Awards.
West Suffolk Motorsport Clubs Trials Promotion Video
It was a battle of the Class 8’s in this Single Venue Trial in Bonyalva Woods on 3 April 2016. Tris White led until two sections before the end when it all fell apart for the Troll driver and Dan Keat went on to win.
Video by Roger Woodley
Keep Checking Back. This is frequently updated. A collection of links and notes while I compile a report over the coming week.
The above Video Playlist starts with the latest YouTube Video. Sorry can’t embed Face Book Videos 😦
- In Car and On Bike Video
- Main Trial Video
- Class 0 Video
- Lots of Stuff on the Classic Trials FaceBook Group
- Michael’s Reports from the Lands End
- Scrutiineering at Cirencester
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