Last weekend the fifth round of the 2019 British Trials Championships took place at Kelly’s Farm near Bovey Tracey, Devon.
The weather might have been warm, but intermittent showers made for tricky conditions for competitors who were faced with three laps of the course, with 12 tricky obstacles including steep banks covered in slippery tree roots. Each lap became more difficult than the last, as mud started to find its way from the rider’s tyres and onto the obstacles.
GasGas mounted Jack Price was a firm favourite coming into the round, and the Michelin backed rider certainly didn’t disappoint as he held his nerve to take a fourth straight win this year.
Jack was pushed all the way in the final lap by his closest rival, Toby Martyn, who had fought back to within a point of Price and the end of lap two. However, with a final lap score of seven a determined Price was able to eek out a small advantage over Martyn to secure the win by a three mark margin.
At the end of the round, an elated Price commented:
“My battle with Toby Martyn was very close, but I was confident my skill and experience meant I could ‘out-point’ him. The Michelin was my obvious choice of tyre and fitted to the Gas Gas they have given me the confidence and feedback to continue with the wins in this highly competitive 2019 championship.”
Price now holds a solid 14 point advantage over Martyn in the overall championship, which will return at the end of July with three rounds remaining.
You can find out more about the Michelin Trials Comp range used by Jack here.