Scorpa weekend Race report

The first weekend in spring saw a strong set of results for the Birkett Motorsport Scorpa UK team with entries in both the Cleveland and bemrose national!

A positive entry in the expert class at the Cleveland with 4 entries came with great results for the team with Andy Chilton following up his good result at the opening British championship round with a solid 2nd Place. followed by 11 times Scottish Champion Gary Macdonald making the trip south worth while coming in 3rd, a positive result for Gary has he prepares for the SSDT. Scorpa UK newest rider Tom minta continued to show promise on the bike with a fantastic 4th, tying on marks with Gary! This time Gary getting the nod! Long time Scorpa rider James Carr had a rare ride out but enjoyed his day finishing in 11th.

Down the road at the Bemrose young Jess Bown had a superb result in the experts finish in 8th place against a high quality and more experienced national riders!

Andy – ‘I’m happy with Another strong result against a strong set of riders! 2nd is great but I need to remove the small mistakes to push for wins! Again I can’t fault my new Scorpa factory 300! Also was so good to see a strong showing of Scorpas at the trial and even better getting a 2nd,3rd,4th!’
Gary – ‘Always enjoy the one a year trip to the Cleveland trial, as always it’s a fantastic trial put in by Middlesbrough DMC and there always very welcoming. The trial itself was probably the most technical and toughest Cleveland I’ve done in all my years. Riding extremely well to my surprise after so long out. First card was just 8marks down and in 2nd place behind young super star dan piece. Into the second half of the day and having to rush a bit more I got a bit slack in places but riding well to the penultimate section where a costly 5 cost me 2nd place so had to settle for a close 3rd behind team mate andy who rode consistently and on point all day posting in a solid result. For the 2nd time this year myself and tom minta tied but this time I came out on top. Over all the scorpa team had a strong day and was pleased to see us all in 2nd 3rd and 4th .

Tom – ‘ After a shaky start having a 5 on the second section I improved as the trial progressed and posted one of the best second cards of the day! I’m still learning with each ride out but I’m feeling confident on the new Scorpa’

Jess – ‘I’m really happy with my riding and the result especially against such strong competition! I’m loving my new factory bike and results like this is are fantastic for me as I continue my preparations for the world Trials championship’

Nigel Birkett – ‘ A great effort for the team this weekend and fantastic results! I look forward to the run of events in the next few weeks in the run up to the ssdt!

Birkett Motorsport would like to thank all sponsors associated with the team.
Putoline oil
Rainer boots
Rittratro sports clothing
Apico factory racing

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