The busy start to the year continued for the Birkett Motorsport team, with round 3 of the BTC in Wales. The St David’s trial held by Neath MC is a regular on the calendar and always a strong event.
Scorpa duo Andy Chilton and Tom Minta again came away from the event with good results with a 5th and 8th respectively. This is Andy’s first top 5 finish this year and excellent results against full time riders! His second lap of 13 was only to be beaten by eventually winner James Dabill which shows just how well Andy is riding at the minute! Tom followed up his 9th place at round 2 to improve to 8th this time out, becoming a regular top 10 finish in the championship class. Tom’s scorecard showed some fantastic rides throughout the day as he continues to adjust to life on the factory 300 scorpa!
Andy and Tom currently sit 7th and 8th in the championship standings as the BTC takes a break!
Andy – ‘ I have to be happy with today’s result, my second lap was mega and shows I can compete with podium scores but i have to be disappointed with my last lap, a better result was certainly a possibility! However I’m riding well the bike is fantastic and I can’t wait for the ssdt next week! Thanks to everyone at Birkett Motorsport for the support! See you all in Scotland!’
Tom – ‘P8 this weekend another top 10. happy with my riding but I still need to concentrate on being more consistent throughout the event.
We now look on to the ssdt next week and hope for a good week of riding and laughter. Big shout out to Nigel Birket who’s probably grafting hard getting my bike ready to the highest standard possible.’
Nigel Birkett – ‘ two bikes in the top 10 and one in the top 5, I’m really happy with both Tom and Chilli’s performance at the weekend! They both deserve their results and it’s great to see.
Both are riding well going into next week’s Scottish which is positive! Well done boys!
Good luck to all scorpa riders in the ssdt! Enjoy your week and pack the sunshine!’
Birkett Motorsport will be again scorpa support in fort William.
Thanks to all team sponsors for their support!
Photos – Trial Magazine