Scottish Six Days Trial 2012
Dabill is second in the closest ever finished SSDT
The 2012 SSDT saw the closest ever finish in its long history when James Dabill ( Beta) and Dougie Lampkin finished the race with same points. Following six days of competition, 176 sections and over 500 miles covered James and Douggie both finished the event equal on 15 marks apiece.
After checking back through their scores for the whole week it revealed that Lampkin and Dabill shared the same number of cleans, ones, twos, threes and fives and thus the winner was eventually decided by the rider who had travelled the further before dropping a mark. This went in Lampkin’s favour, with him having remained clean on the opening two days of the trial, leaving James in second place.
Dabill: "after such along week in Fort William (Scotland) riding the Scottish 6 days I feel very dissapointed that I came so close to the win with Dougie, to end the week on exactly the same points was crazy but in the end somebody had to lose.Unfortunately this time that was me but what a fantastic week, the SSDT is such a special and prestigous event to me and i will always be back year after year trying to take victory once again. I would like to thank all the guys at the BETA FACTORY for giving me the chance to be involved with such a fantastic/ professional team and an amazing bike to work with. A big thank you to John Lampkin and all the guys at BETA-UK, Ben Hemingway, Chris Kilhams, James Lampkin for making the week so enjoyable and 110% support and to my family and fiance for always supporting me around the scottish highlands "
Compliments also to all the Beta riders who ended the race and in particular to ones in the top 10:
6th Ian Austermuhle (Beta), 8th Sam Connor (Beta), 9th Jack Challoner (Beta)
And special mention to Bradley Cox (Beta) to get the prize for best newcomer and Adam Norris (Beta) for the Over 40 victory.