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Lampkin makes history and wins his sixth Scottish

14/05/2012
The Gas Gas rider tied with 15 points after six days of competition but his ‘cleans’ early in the race were the deciding factor. Michael Brown finished third.
Gas Gas rider Dougie Lampkin has entered the history books of the Six Days Trial in Scotland (SSDT), the legendary Scottish, this weekend becoming the first rider to get six absolute wins in the 101 years of the race.

After a spectacular start by many of the favorites, Dougie took the lead on Thursday, after having succeeded in overcoming the first two days without penalty and with only seven points in the third and fourth days. And a good line was maintained on Friday, which strengthened his lead against James Dabill, the man who would keep a tight fight to the last areas on Saturday, the final and decisive day of competition. Such was the battle between the Gas Gas rider and Dabill in the SSDT where both finished even with 15 points and with the same total elapsed time, so that the judges were forced to review each and every one of the results of each day (total 176 sections) to determine a win. And thanks to Dougie’s better race start (he scored two 'zeros' in the first two days against the two penalties for Dabill on the second day of the race).

The 36 years old british rider managed to add a sixth victory in the longest race in the Trials world, the third Scottish victory for a Gas Gas rider, and also the first place for the Gas Gas Team in the teams classification. Another architect of the triumph of the official team was young Michael Brown, who won the third overall position and set a new podium position in a race that was particularly fruitful for him.

Dougie Lampkin

“To have become the only rider to have won the Scottish six times is a massive achievement and one that ranks up there with my World titles and Grand Prix victories. Each year it becomes more difficult to come up here and win against the younger riders, but I will be back next year and looking to make it seven wins so the young ones shouldn't relax just yet”.

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