HUDDERSFIELD Falcon rider Jack Price has made an instant impact in Europe.
The British youth trials champion from Denby Dale won the opening European Youth Championship trial staged at Tandvald in the Czech Republic.
Riding his Jitsie Trial and Road sponsored Gas Gas machine, the 16-year-old British Youth Class A champion shot to the top of the Youth category rankings with maximum points and made a perfect start as he bids for this season’s European title.
The Falcon club was flying at the Bradford DMC Davy Cup Trial staged at Skyrakes Farm near Skipton.
Richard Taylor laid out ten sections among the jagged rocks of the former British Trials Championship course which were tricky.
A number of riders almost came unstuck on the rock jumping in the ninth section where Falcon’s Ben Robinson had a very wild moment on lap one, when he nearly plunged off the top of an eight foot high rock face.
His club colleague Simon Tyas opted for an easier line but failed in his attempts.
At least Ben Robinson headed the Inter class, while Tyas missed third novice by a mere two marks.
Ian Haigh excelled on the Clubman Over 40s route with a tie-breaker decider for the class victory.
There was no doubt about the Clubman B winner, Chris Greenwood and his pristine Honda won by a country mile.
Results – Hard course, Experts: Martin Crosswaite (Montesa) 0, Dan Clark (Beta) 5, Nathan Wrigglesworth (Sherco) 8.
Inters: Ben Robinson (Gas Gas) 33, Danny Cockshott (Gas Gas) 35, Anthony Ayrton (Gas Gas) 50.
Novices: Sam Boocock (Sherco) 27, Philip Armstrong (Beta) 35, Tom Middleton (Beta) 36.
Clubman A course, Novices: Ivan Phillipson (Beta) 17, David Cocker (Beta) 39, Paul Gravestock (Gas Gas) 42.
Over 40s: Howard Dixon (Gas Gas) 33, John Holdsworth (Sherco) 35, Phil Scott (Beta) 38.
Youth Class A: Thomas Housecroft (Beta) 29, Ben Goddard (Beta) 43.
Youth Class B: Joe Faunthorpe (Beta) 42.
Clubman B course, Novices: Chris Greenwood (Honda) 16, Karl Greaves (Beta) 25, Chris Mallinson (Beta) 30.
Over 40s: Mark Chippendale 17, Ian Haigh 17, Chris Manby 18. (All Gas Gas).
Youth Class B: Joseph Fox (Gas Gas) 36.
Youth Class C: Aaran Carter (Beta) 63.
The Richmond DMC held the Andrew Allison Memorial Trial at Holgate where West Witton’s Richard Sadler was the top rider on the hard course, heading Skeeby international Jonathan Richardson and Braidley’s Will Reynolds.
Results – Hard course, Experts: Richard Sadler (MRS Sherco) 3, Jonathan Richardson (Birkett Ossa) 11, Will Reynolds (Beta) 15.
Inters: Matthew Maynard (Sherco) 22, Russell Cannell (Gas Gas) 50, Mark Willis (Montesa) 57.
Novices: Nathan Cannell (Beta) 26, Richard Fawcett (Sherco) 43, Ben Rennison (Beta) 64.
Youth Class A: James Stones (Sherco) 6, Will Peacock (Gas Gas) 64, Jonathan Hillary (Gas Gas) 77.
Green course: Roger Williams (Yamaha) 2, Adrian Harrison (Sherco) 12, Allan Richardson (Gas Gas) 12.
On Saturday the Wetherby DMC stage the second round of the Crooks Trophy Championship at Dacre, while on Sunday the Richmond Motor club hold the British Trials Championship at Low Row, near Reeth, and West Leeds MC stage the Stan Pitts Trophy Trial at Halton Gill.