A jubilant James Dabill (Beta) took his third victory for Michelin at the 2019 Scottish Six Days Trial organised by Edinburgh & District Motor Club this weekend.

Fourteen of the top fifteen riders used Michelin X-Light tyres and Michelin’s success continued further down the order. Over 80% of riders chose them for their durability and exceptional performance over the six days of this rugged competition played out around the base at Fort William.

James Dabill and Dougie Lampkin had been in a close contest over the five days of action, but the small advantage Dabill opened up ultimately secured him the victory.

Further Michelin success came with Francesc Moret (Montesa-ESP) taking the Best Newcomer award and Benoit Dagnicourt (Vertigo-FRA) taking the Best Foreign Rider award.

In this male dominated sport, the current FIM Ladies Trial World Champion, Emma Bristow (Sherco) was once again the leading female as she laid claim to the Best Lady Rider award.

In the machine capacities class awards Michelin domination continued, as 17-year-old Gas Gas rider, Oliver Smith, walked away with the award for the Best Machine up to 200cc, while Gas Gas rider, Alexz Wigg, took the best 201cc – 250cc cup, with Dougie Lampkin taking the Over 250cc cup for Vertigo.

James Dabill said: “I am delighted to take the win as it’s been a very close contest all week between myself and Dougie. The Michelin tyres have once again proved to be the best choice, as I have had maximum grip in all situations on the varied and testing terrain that this event offers. I would like to thank everyone who supports me and who has made the victory possible”.

Results 2019 Scottish Six Days Trial

1: James Dabill (Beta) 5; 2: Dougie Lampkin (Vertigo) 7; 3: Dan Peace (Sherco) 12; 4: Jack Price (Gas Gas) 13; 5: Michael Brown (Gas Gas) 14; 6: Iwan Roberts (TRRS) 19; 7: Andy Chilton (Scorpa) 22; 8: Richard Sadler (Gas Gas) 22; 9: Francesc Moret (Montesa-ESP) 26; 10: Sam Haslam (Gas Gas) 27; 11: Dan Peace (Sherco) 28; 12: Ross Danby (TRRS) 32; 13: James Fry (Sherco) 33; 14: Sam Connor (Beta) 37; 15: Tom Sagar (Montesa) 39.


Special Awards 2018 Scottish Six Days Trial

Best Manufacturers’ Team: JST Gas Gas UK A

Best Newcomer: Benoit Dagnicourt (Vertigo-FRA)

Best Foreign Rider: Francesc Moret (Montesa-ESP)

Best Over 40: Dougie Lampkin (Vertigo)

Best Lady Rider: Emma Bristow (Sherco)

Best Performance up to 200cc: Oliver Smith (Gas Gas)

Best Performance 201cc–250cc: Alexz Wigg (Gas Gas)

Best Performance over 250cc: James Dabill (Beta)

Best Services Rider: Stuart Mack (Beta)

For more information about the Scottish Six Days Trial and for a full set of official results check out www.ssdt.org or to see the full range of Michelin motorcycle tyres visit moto.michelin.co.uk

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