With a record 11 victories at the event, 42-year old trials legend Dougie Lampkin entered the event as clear favourite, but left it late to beat James Dabill who led the event for the opening five days.
The title fight was eventually settled on the slopes of Ben Nevis, as Lampkin pulled off a stunning comeback to outpoint Yorkshireman Dabill to take the win on his Michelin shod Vertigo. Lampkin now has 12 wins at the SSDT to his name, and is unlikely to stop there.
Eight of the top ten finishers used Michelin’s Trials X-Light Comp tyres, although their success also continued further down the order. Overall, more than 80% of competitors at the event opted to fit Michelin, thanks to their exceptional performance and durability, key to a great performance on the rugged Scottish terrain.
The French firm’s tyres also helped Czech rider Jiri Svoboda (Beta) claim Best Newcomer, while Amos Bilbao (Montesa) won Best Foreign rider. The current FIM Ladies Trial World Champion Emma Bristow (Sherco) also added to her tally of Best Lady Rider awards.
In the machine capacities class awards Michelin domination continued, as 17-year-old Beta rider, Joe Dawson, walked away with the award for the Best Machine up to 200cc, while Gas Gas rider, Dan Peace, took the best 201cc – 250cc cup with Dougie Lampkin taking the Over 250cc cup for Vertigo.
You can find out more about the Trials X-Light Comp here.