A Local ladies trials biker is currently competing internationally in round two of the Ladies World Trials Championship in Arnedo, Spain and sits top of the FIM Trials World Championshiop table.
Emma Bristow who lives with her partner in Alford was riding in very warm and testing conditions heads the event With close to thirty riders competing on each of the two days, following a day of competition in Belgium.
The the first day featured ten hazards reduced to nine on the second day to give the riders more time to complete the course which became difficult due to the dusty conditions the riders were encountering between the hazards.
“In such a low scoring two days of competition it was always going to be difficult to open up any points advantage. Section six was the only real testing hazard on day one which took the majority of my marks as I tried so hard to clean it on all the laps. I was the only rider to keep my lap scores in single figures over each of the three laps. This consistency gave me the win and despite the dust and heat I still recorded the best score on my final lap of the three”, said Emma.
“On day two I had a difficult opening lap and conceded two five mark penalties which pushed me down the order into fifth position. I used my strength and ability to come fighting back with a very positive mind over the two remaining laps as I moved back up to the front and challenged for the win. I missed the victory by a single mark showing my true character in the heat of the fight for the world title”’ she said.
“The Sherco has once again showed its true abilities at the cutting edge of the sport at the highest level in the World Championship. As a team we are very strong and with this support I will take the championship lead to Andorra for the final round of the series later this week. I have to drop one round as it’s the best three from the four which will decide the championship. “I would like to thank Sherco, Malcolm Rathmell Sport, my team and all the other associated sponsors who support me and allow me to compete in the World Trials Championship”.
Emma will compete in the final round in Andorra on Friday and this will decide her championshop fete and
She will also compete with fellow British riders in the hope of retaining the women’s team trial DEV National competition which Britain won last year.