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05/05/11 - SSDT-quarto giorno

Si lamentavano per il bel tempo? Ecco la pioggia ed anche il primo 5 per Lampkin che scende in terza posizione, sorpassato da Dabill e Jarvis. Tre piloti in tre punti! Abbandona il migliore azzurro, "Diegolone" Bosis! Rompe il cambio dopo 10 zone. Ripartira' domani con 50 punti per ogni zona saltata, quindi 1000 punti sommati ai 35 delle tre gionate ed ai 3 matutati nelle 10 zone. Giusto per onorare la presenza. Bosi al 69-esimo, Rochon 72-esimo e Soulier in rimonta (96-esimo).

Press release and photos by official web site www.ssdt.org

DAY FOUR - DABILL TAKES OVER AT THE TOP

Under the first rain of the week, the 2011 Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) welcomed its third different leader in three days as James Dabill - Beta moved to the top of the cumulative standings after only dropping a single mark earlier today. The recently turned twenty-five year old from Leeds, West Yorkshire who won the SSDT back in 2007, lost his mark at the top section at Gorton and now holds a one mark lead over Graham Jarvis - Montesa at this critical point in the trial.
Jarvis continues to enjoy a successful return to this event, and remains very much in contention to take his fifth win, after he also parted with just one dab, his being at Lochs Wood. Last night's leader Dougie Lampkin - Gas Gas now sits in third place overall following a bad five at Fersit that saw the five times former winner badly damage his left ankle. Despite sustaining severe ligament damage Lampkin will attempt to ride and defend his position tomorrow after attending hospital earlier this evening.
Early event leader Michael Brown - Gas Gas recovered from his poor performance yesterday with a two dab ride today to leave himself locked on ten marks overall along with local rider Gary MacDonald - Gas Gas. The young Scottish rider also finished the day on two marks as he continues to keep himself amongst the front runners and in with a real chance of stealing a shock and historic win. 2010 victor Alexz Wigg - Sherco also remains in the hunt just one mark further back as he dropped three marks on day four out of six.
Ian Austermuhle - Beta produced the best ride of the day by completing the one hundred and twenty miles and thirty sections without loss. Austermuhle's clean showing moves him up to seventh spot in the overall standings. James Lampkin - Beta also enjoyed a good day four by losing one mark and in doing so now slots into eighth position in the combined results.
With a score of eight marks on the day Ben Hemingway - Beta endured his worst outing of the week so far and slipped down the leader board to ninth place. It was a similar story for Dan Thorpe - Gas Gas who also added eight to his tally today, to cling on to tenth position overall.
A mistake in the final section of the day cost teenager Jack Sheppard - Beta two marks, as he out pointed his main rival Alfredo Gomez - Montesa on this occasion in the race to become the best newcomer. Sheppard now trails Gomez by three marks overall with just two days of competition remaining. Emma Bristow - Ossa continues her domination of the female category and now looks set to defeat the pre-event favourite Rebekah Cook - Sherco if she can hold it together in the closing stages.
Tomorrow will mark the penultimate day in the centenary edition of the SSDT, with Friday's route covering seventy-nine miles around the peninsula. With more rain forecast, the day is sure to be both damp and dramatic once again.

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