Scorpa Race Report – White Rose National

Last weekend certainly saw a change in the weather and the first signs that summer has now left us! It was the ever popular White Rose national trial high up in the Yorkshire dales just near Hawes.

This event would also see Birkett Scorpa UK riders Tom Minta and Andy Chilton debut the new 2019 Factory machines.

Tom would have a reward, with a great event win. Tom has really shown the great level of riding we know he has at these types of trials this year. This was Tom’s third national win of the season.

A long and wet day out on the 40 section one lap course turned into a tight battle for the overall! But tom would keep mistakes to a minimum and secure the win by one mark from Richard Sadler.

Andy would have an up and down day that would eventually see him finish 5th, a missed section on the score sheet dropped him from 3rd to 5th. He was sure that he did complete the sections but with no proof to suggest he did 5th would be where he stayed. Chilli knows he has to work on these types of trials if he is to fight for the wins week in week out!

Both Tom and Chilli will be at this weekends S3 parts Championship final round before the next round of the BTC in Wales the following week!

Tom –‘ I’m delighted with another national win, it was my first time at the white rose and didn’t know what to expect. The sections were spot on and I feel confident riding these types of event, the new bike was amazing and I’m glad I managed to debut the bike here with a won’t


Andy –‘ 5th is far from where I want to be and something I know I need to improve on. I enjoyed my day however  and the new bike is just spot on, the minor developments they have done have just strengthened the bike. Well done to Minta for great win’


The team would like to thank all their sponsors –

Putoline oils

Dunlop UK

Apico factory racing

Rittratto sport clothing

Rainer boots

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