Simon Kingsley has found the magic formula at the start of the 2019 season as he absolutely dominated the 750MC Walsingham trial from start to finish to make it two wins from two this year. Simon recorded the best score in every single round in changeable conditions to take a 10 point win over the reigning British champion Ian Wright.
Simon was the only man to keep his score in single figures after the first round, opening up with a round of seven points lost to take a three point lead from Ian Wright who opened his 2019 season with a solid round of 10. George Watson had an excellent first round to sit in 3rd place back on 16 clearly enjoying the early conditions. Richard Sharpe was hard on George’s heels on 17 with Andy Wilks rounding off the top five on 18.
Thought the second round Simon extended his margin only dropping five marks to take a comfortable lead into lunch only dropping 12 overall. Richard Sharpe had an excellent 2nd round of seven to move up to 3rd position overall having dropped a total of 24. Ian Wright maintained his 2nd position as the field stopped for lunch, dropping 21 after the morning, with Andy Wilks and George Watson rounding off the top five on 27 and 30 respectively.
The third round followed a similar pattern to the first two with Kingsley once again recording the best round to cap off a dominant victory finishing up on only 18 marks lost. Ian Wright finished 2nd on 28 with Richard Sharpe rounding off the podium on 35. Andy Wilks completed another good day to win the Blue IRS class on 41. Sam Beare had a superb day to finish 8th overall in the National trial and take the blue live axle award. Darren Underwood produced another fine performance to once again take the Rookie award.
Congratulations to all the winners, and to the 750mc for running another great event.
Set in a large open wooded site, this trial offers great trialing for all abilities. The gentle gradient is always deceptively slippery especially in the depths of the winter and we look forward to what is often a well attended trial bolstered by a large club class from the thriving South East 750mc competitors.