As the British summer heat wave continues the 2018 Acklams Beta Ladies British Championship gathered at the popular Dob park venue for round 3 held by the Yeadon and Guiseley club. Leading Scorpa lady Jess Bown would once again be Emma Bristow’s nearest challenger. Jess however got off to a shaky start with an early 5 in section 2. Ending the lap on 19 marks would see her in 3rd place behind the returning Donna Fox. But the following would be a different story, Jess really putting in some fantastic riding to drop her lap scores to 9 and 6. With her last lap scorecard matching that of current world champ Emma. This will be a great confidence boost for Jess has she now heads out to France for the second round of the TrialGP Women’s championship!
Jess Bown: “Today has be very tough with the heat, I didn’t start to well but I settled into my riding after the first lap and really felt confident as the day went on. I feel I’m riding at a high level which I’m happy with and now looking forward to improved results next week in France! The Scorpa worked exceptional all day considering the heat. Thank you to all for their continued support”
Last weekend the Youth riders were also battling the extreme heat up in Scotland at the Bob McGregor trials academy. Still battling a season long shoulder injury Reece Gazzard would within 1 mark of his first victory of the year! A low scoring event would see Reece part with just 4 marks over 3 laps! A costly one mark dab on the last lap the difference come the end of the day! This is an exceptional results for Reece as after the event it has unfortunately come to light that the injury to his shoulder will require surgery! Determined to finish the championship with a possible title up for grabs Reece has committed to competing in the final round of the British Championship. However he will but his European championship to one side ready to come back next year! All at Birkett Motorsport Scorpa UK wish Reece the speediest recovery!
Darren Gazzard on behalf of Reece: “Unfortunately a very low scoring trial on Sunday at Bob McGregors Academy left Reece in P2. Reece finished on 4 marks with the winner on 3. He started well with a clean 1st lap and drop 1 on No12 2nd lap. Slack 2 on section 3rd lap cost the win. The final round at Bracken Rocks 22nd July fingers crossed everything goes Reece’s way as he can still win the British but needs a little luck in others riders results”
Nigel Birkett: “The good results keep coming for the team. I delighted to see Jess back in a strong position in the ladies, her standard of riding has really grown in the last few months and with added confidence it will be great to see what she can now achieve, Good luck in France. Reece has be outstanding all year really showing the capabilities of our little 125cc, I’m gutted for him with the injury but health comes before riding. We’ll be ready for him when he’s back fighting fit”