FLASHBACK SSDT 2007
Words: John Hulme
Pictures: John Hulme – Snr – Colin Bullock
James Dabill cruised to a much sought after Scottish Six Days trial win on his Future TRW Montesa, leading from day one and never looking back. The win was the first by a four-stroke since 1966 when a young Alan Lampkin took the win on his BSA. After establishing an early advantage on the Monday he increased this to a 14 mark winning margin come the Saturday night. The expected threat from the experienced Graham Jarvis, also four-stroke mounted on the Sherco, never materialised as he lost second place to Beta mounted Michael Brown on a tie break. Despite controversy on the Monday when a group of sections had to be scrubbed due to rising water levels, the event still lived up to its name as the best trial in the World.
1: James Dabill (Montesa) 21; 2: Michael Brown (Beta) 35; 3: Graham Jarvis (Sherco) 35; 4: Jordi Pascuet (Beta-Esp) 43; 5: Gary MacDonald (Sherco) 43; 6: Alexz Wigg (Gas Gas) 44, 7: Marc Colomer (Scorpa-ESP) 48; 8: Shaun Morris (Gas Gas) 48; 9: Ben Hemingway (Beta) 50; 10: Dan Thorpe (Gas Gas) 61; 11: Joe Baker (Scorpa) 61; 12: Ian Austermuhle (Beta) 67; 13: Sam Haslam (Scorpa) 68; 14: Sam Ludgate (Beta) 73; 15: Wayne Braybrook (Gas Gas) 77; 16: James Lampkin (Beta) 79; 17: Tom Sagar (Scorpa) 86; 18: Lee Sampson (Sherco) 89; 19: Andy Huddleston (Montesa) 106; 20: Dan Hemmingway (Beta) 110; 21: Tommy Ahvala (Montesa-FIN) 111; 22: Phil Alderson (Sherco) 119; 23: Chris Pearson (Sherco) 120; 24: Liam Walker (Gas Gas) 122; 25: John Shirt (Gas Gas) 126.