Last weekend took place another edition of the popular and world-famous Scott Trial. This singular event is not only about who is able to make it to the finish line with fewer marks, but also about who is able to do so with the less time possible. Dougie Lampkin was once again the man to beat, as he was arriving at this year’s event as the 2017 edition Champion and with the SSDT 2018 victory under his belt.
Conditions during race day were the toughest ones in years. The rain left high water levels on the local rivers and streams, driving riders and bikes near the limit. Lampkin dealt with all the situations in style to reach a new victory. He was the rider with fewer marks, 55 (5 due to time penalty and 51 coming from the observers), with TrialGP riders Jack Price (65), the time setter, and James Dabill (80, 22 due to time and 58 on observation) finishing 2nd and 3rd.
At the helm of his Dougie Lampkin Replica, Lampkin himself showed one more time the reliability and competitiveness of the Vertigo in the most demanding conditions of trials. Neither the water, which was covering almost all the bike in some sections nor the generous amount of mud could stop the British Champ to reign once again at the Scott Trial. What’s more, this victory allows Vertigo’s Team Manager and ambassador to score an amazing double-double by having won the last two editions of the SSDT and the Scott. At his forty-two years old, this 2018 Lampkin has also won the Arinsal 2 Days in August, so he continues to prove that he is in shape to keep extending his legendary record book.