Please find below the Regs for MSMSC’s Tattoo Time 90 Minute Trial on 5th August: NSMSC TattootimeT:trial Regs & Entry Form 05:08:17 Jerry Walters tells me entries are a bit slow coming in so do it now!
Some random thoughts: it sounds as if the Saturday of the Reeth 3day trial in Arkengarthdale was a bit wet! – but as usual an excellent event. Interesting to see that Todd Kellett, after his change of machinery had his best ever Maxxis M-X Championship Result. Same guy, different machine, i know he wasn’t able to make the starts previously, so I’ll put this one down to better machinery. Lets hope he continues to go well.
Another interesting Editorial in TMX this week, questioning the wisdom of Schoolboys racing over full M-X GP circuits, after a fatality at Loket. We all know there are risks in racing, but if it’s true (& I’ve no reason to doubt what’s reported) that there’s a blind takeoff to a tiny downhill landing pad isn’t it asking fearless youngsters too big a question? It may be spectacular but that jump catches out the best adults as well. I know the world changes, but I began to lose interest in Moto Cross when we had stutter jumps & you saw riders seemingly jumping in the air as if on Pogo sticks. The increasing number of injuries to top level riders confirmed to me that it was & still is becoming more dangerous. I don’t find timed practice very interesting either and think that last chance qualifying obviously encourages people to push up to & beyond their limits.
I was up in the loft yesterday, & came across a jigsaw puzzle of John Banks on the CCM, (that dates me!) & it reminded me that contemporaries Hakan Carqvist & Gennady Moiseev both multi World Champions, had passed away recently. It wasn’t & still isn’t all sweetness & light being a World Champion, & Carla spent his last decades in southern France, away from publicity & suffering severely from pain after all the accidents during his career and lived with medicine and strong painkillers.
See you soon: Frank
ps I’m getting demob happy, but no-one’s come forward to take forward stewardship of the “Wessex Gazette” – It’s up to one of you