On a fantastic final day for Michelin tyres, Dougie Lampkin took his ninth win in the famous Scottish Six Days Trial 2015. After securing an advantage in the latter part of the event, Lampkin pulled further away from the remaining riders in the entry, which would see only 221 finishers from the 284 that started out in brilliant sunshine. The final day consisted of 50 miles with 30 hazards, but Lampkin was calm and collected as he parted with just a single mark.
For Lampkin, this win is very important for Vertigo, of which he is the team manager, as they approach the very first production run of machines. Six Vertigo prototype machines were entered in the event with and five made it to the finish. The one machine that did not finish was due to Manel Jane having to retire with a back injury. All the Vertigo bikes used Michelin X-Light tyres, which once again proved to be the best rubber for the event.
Behind Lampkin, Gas Gas team riders, Gary Macdonald and Sam Haslam, finished with the same amount of points, with Macdonald taking the runner up berth on the tie-break decision. After collecting many time penalties on Tuesday, Lampkin’s teammate in the Vertigo squad, James Dabill, fought back from a lowly 25th position on Tuesday to finish in fourth. The top five was rounded off with Richard Sadler.
In the ladies class, Michelin team rider Emma Bristow on the Sherco, finished head and shoulders above her nearest rival Becky Cook making it another one-two for Michelin and to round off the success of the brand Gas Gas took the coveted manufacturers team award.