Dougie Lampkin did not disappoint as he chased a record 11th victory at the 2017 Scottish Six Days Trial. organised by Edinburgh & District Motor Club.
Lampkin and his Vertigo delivered a clear victory over Jack Price on his Gas Gas at the Edinburgh & District Motor Club event.
Lampkin also joined the record books as he equalled Gordon Jackson’s win in 1961 on his AJS – parting with only a solitary mark on the hazards at Lower Mamore early on the final day.
Lampkin’s first of his eleven wins came back in 1994, making him the all-time King of this trials competition in a sporting history which goes back over 100 years of the ‘Scottish’.
Eight of the top ten riders used Michelin X-Light tyres and Michelin’s success continued further down the order. Michelin tyres ruled this iconic trials event with over 80% of riders choosing them for their durability and exceptional performance over the six days.
Heading into the final day, Lampkin was a clear leader, having parted with no marks. The single mark he did eventually lose still provided him with a clear victory over 19-year-old Price, who came in second.
Michael Brown, riding his Gas Gas, came home third. As the event approached its conclusion, Brown used all his knowledge to keep Jack Sheppard on his Beta at bay – taking the final step on the podium by just a single mark. In fifth position, and taking the Best First Time rider at the event, was Thomas Minta on Gas Gas.
Taking the Best Foreign Rider award, Jordi Pascuet, Gas Gas, had challenged the leaders earlier in the week, but slipped a little off the top positions in the final days finishing in sixth.
In seventh came Scotland’s Gary MacDonald on Scorpa. Earlier in the week MacDonald had won the classic Pre-65 competition. Taking the Manufacturers Award as part of the Gas Gas team, Sam Haslam came home eighth – well in front of Andy Chilton on Scorpa in ninth and Sam Connor, Beta, rounding off the top ten.
Eighteen-year-old Gas Gas rider, Thomas Minta, walked away with the award for the Best Machine up to 200cc, while Beta rider, James Lampkin, took the best 201cc – 250cc cup and Dougie Lampkin taking the over 250cc cup for Vertigo.
Leading female trials rider, Emma Bristow on Sherco, took a clear victory to once again claim the Best Lady Rider award in this male-dominated sport.