British Trials Round 28th July


Sunday, 28th July was a brilliant day for Sherco Importers Malcolm Rathmell Sport when they took the first two places at The Lakeland British Championship trial, held near Troutbeck, Cumbria. What a week it had been for Dan Peace after dislocating his shoulder in the previous week's World Championship trial he had rested up all week as he was unable to ride.

With just half an hours practice on his new 2020 300 Factory Sherco Dan arrived in the Lakes uncertain as to whether he would even finish the trial so to actually pull off the win was exceptional. Following behind him was his younger brother Jack Peace, riding his Factory 250 Sherco. There is fierce but healthy rivalry between the two brothers which just pushes them on to achieve their best possible result and last weekend proved just how much they have now gelled with their Sherco. You actually have to go back August, 2005 to find two MRS riders taking the top two positions when Graham Jarvis beat his team mate Sam Connor in Ireland! It has been a long time coming to achieve this result again but the wait has definitely been worth it!

MRS Sherco rider Jack Sheppard was unable to ride due to tendonitis in both wrists which was a great shame after his decisive win in the previous week's Reeth Three Day.

Also out on a new 2020 300 Factory was James Fry in the Trial 2 class who led the trial until the very last section where he unfortunately went slightly off line and had to take a five. However he loved the new bike and once he has got over the disappointment we are sure he will come back fighting next week for the win. MRS rider Luke Walker completed the Trial 2 class finishing in 9th position.

In the Expert class it was that girl Emma Bristow who took top honours for Sherco with a fine fifth overall position. Emma started the trial with a very uncharacteristic 14 marks on the first lap but in her usual determined way gradually clawed it back and ended up in a good finishing position. There were actually five Sherco riders who scored championship points on the day so it was a very good overall result.

Dan Peace - "It's been a tough week after dislocating my shoulder last week. I rode through the pain to take the win today which I'm really pleased about. It was a really good trial and I'd like to thank everyone involved and also to all my family and sponsors for supporting me."

Jack Peace - "I'm quite pleased with the result and how I rode yesterday. I am looking forward to hopefully bettering it at the next round. Thanks to everyone for their continued support as always it's much appreciated."

Pictures - Jason Bellinger and Rob Sunley

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