Malcolm Rathmell Sport – MRS Sherco – British Trial Win


Last Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th September saw the completion of this year’s British Championship at the Bob Macgregor Trial which took place at Dunlop, Nr. Kilmarnock, Scotland.  It was all to play for in these last two rounds for final overall positions.  On Saturday, Dan Peace put in the best ride for MRS on his 300 Factory Sherco with a third place, with his brother Jack, riding his Factory 250 Sherco finishing fourth in the main GB Class.  James Fry could only manage 6th place  in the Trial 2 Class and Emma Bristow finished in 7th, just behind her nearest rival which actually put her back to fifth in the overall standings.  

Sunday was a completely different story with Factory Sherco MRS rider Jack Peace putting in an outstanding performance to take the win and finish nine marks clear of his nearest rival Jack Price.  His brother Dan could only manage fourth on the day which meant that in the final standings Dan finished third overall, with his brother Jack a mere two points behind him to finish in fourth.  With a season behind them now on Sherco the two brothers are sure to go from strength to strength when the new season starts in 2020.  

Meanwhile in the Trial 2 class MRS Sherco rider, James Fry, put in a storming performance to finish joint first on Sunday, missing out on the win by two cleans!  James finished fifth in the overall standings for the year.  Meanwhile, behind her husband James, Emma was in the fight of her life and was holding third in the trial but she eventually finished in fourth for the day but this gave her fourth in the overall standings for the championship.  This was a truly outstanding performance for Emma to achieve this position in her first year in the main championship once again proving that she had made the right move to compete in this championship as opposed to the Ladies British Championship which she had ridden for so many years.  

Next event for all riders is this weekend’s last round of the World Championship which takes place in Spain.  

Jack Peace – “I’ve mixed feelings about the weekend. I wanted to finish the Championship in at least third position, but the Saturday didn’t quite go as planned and I missed the podium which effectively cost me third in the Championship.   Then on the Sunday I was really happy with my riding and to get the win. It was a great to end the season on the top step, and hopefully I can carry this momentum into the last round of the world championship this weekend.”  

Dan Peace – “I was disappointed with how the weekend went. I was riding well for the majority of the weekend but some bad mistakes in a couple of sections meant I only managed a third on Saturday and fourth on the Sunday which dropped me from 2nd to 3rd for the final championship standings.”  

The MRS Sherco Test day will take place on Saturday 19th October for the new 2020 Trials and Enduro bikes. For more information visit our Facebook page or call 01423 772885 to book a test ride. Meet the MRS Sherco Trials and Enduro riders on the day. Book in now!

pics by CJB Photography

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