As you know we didn’t get to Tong – went to the History Festival at Ebbesbourne Wake yesterday & had Lunch at Cumberwell Park today. Note for Nipper Allen, there were a lot of places to watch the air display – Spitfires, triplanes biplanes Hurricanes etc – at ‘no cost’.
I looked last night for the Youth & Sidecar ICTT Results, & only the Youth Results were available [& they were on Trials Central & not the Yorkshire ACU Site as per the Event Regs] Good work by the youth team, they were better than our friends up the road in Western Centre although both trailed a fair way back from our neighbours down & across in South West Centre.
Today I’ve found all 3 sets of Results on the Trials Central site. Our Sidecar boys are posted 2nd [80m/l] behind South Eastern Centre, the winners on 60m/l. I’m puzzled though: I’ve carefully checked out the Results & from what is published [provisional results I guess] the Resulting scores are not consistent. Consider this, [I deduce from the published Results that Sidecars had 3 laps of 8 Sections?]
Andy Scrivels [sic!]/ Martin Lawford are credited with losing 4, 32 & 15 marks = 51 total marks lost on their 3 laps of 8 Sections, they are said to have cleaned 18 sections, lost 1 mark in 2 sections, 2 marks in 2 sections, 3 marks in 2 sections & 5 marks in 2 sections. My sums therefore tell me they lost 2 ones = 2m/l, 2 twos = 4m/l. 2 threes = 6m/l & 2 fives = 10m/l Add 2+4+6+10 = 22m/l. It’s the same with Josh & Luke Golding they are said to have had laps of 1, 6 & 21 m/l = 28m/l total but 18 cleans, 2 ones & 4 fives which make 22m/l only. So I have to conclude there’s a lot of finger trouble with the Results.
I’d be surprised if the published provisional Results are incorrect, but it is obvious that there are inconsistencies, it’s just the same in the SE Centre Results. I’d be grateful for any feedback from the Team/Team Management/Helpers to explain these away??
In todays Event, the Solo Teams, we did fairly well, if I say as well as would be expected, that isn’t belittling our Team, they were there, they all got round, I hope they enjoyed themselves, & they waved the Wessex flag for all of us. Thanks to all of you, & your helpers for representing us.
Remember I said that Dan & Joe Millard didn’t seem to be travelling to many Events this season? The reason is that Dan has significantly damaged ankle ligaments, so much so, that they have stopped racing for this season.
On the Road Racing front, Valentino had a good win at Assen, only Very ‘Appy, not Very Very ‘Appy!, Cal Crutchlow,who began on pole, was on for a good 2nd until he had a big moment with Marc Marquez on the penultimate [it may have been the ultimate] lap that meant he placed 3rd. Scott Redding was a close 2nd to Pol Espargaro in Moto2, maintaining his Championship lead,
ps the Solo Trials team had 7 Teams behind them, including the invited Team of Ladies