Motorcycle Trials: Milner magic reaps reward

Adam Milner on his way to winning the prestigious John Hardaker Trophy

Adam Milner on his way to winning the prestigious John Hardaker Trophy

First published in Sport

ACKLAM Beta rider Adam Milner from Leavening added his name to the list of famous riders to lift the prestigious John Hardaker Trophy on Sunday.

Milner fought off a strong challenge from Pontefract’s Liam Walker to win by just one mark with Scarborough’s James Carr a further mark down in third.

Although entries were slow to come in initially, Guisborough District Motor Club made it a successful day by keeping them open to reach a total of 70 riders for the two-lap, 20-section event.

At the completion of the first lap, Milner led Carr by one mark with Walker struggling after losing five marks at the awkward, angled rock of section 10. In the second tour, Walker upped his game with a loss of only two and it was Milner’s turn for a failure, pulling a flag out on the tightly flagged rock step of nine.

Milner thought he had blown it, but the youngster kept it together well and lost only one more mark, leaving Walker to rue his first lap score.

Dave Pye produced his best form to win a tough intermediate class, in which Kirkbymoorside’s Mark Harrison and Wombleton’s Shane Monkman ended in fourth and fifth place. Pickering’s Dave Wardell picked up fourth place in clubman ‘B’ class aboard his Honda.

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