2023 Jersey Two-Day Trial: Billy Green takes the win!
By Team TMX on 22nd Nov 23
The Jersey MC & LCC hosted the 2023 Versus Finance Two-Day Trial recently with Trial2 World Champion Billy Green taking the win. The annual event has seen an ever-increasing amount of top riders from all around the UK travel to Jersey to test their skills on the varied trials sections that the Island has to offer.
Another champion in the line-up was nine-time and current TrialGP Women’s World Champion Emma Bristow MBE. Emma won the highest placed female rider with a well-deserved fifth place and the crowds were delighted to see her ride again in Jersey. Green dropped just 14 points across the 30 sections of Saturday and Sunday, 13 of which were in the extremely wet conditions after a near-flawless performance on Saturday saw him drop only one mark.
Sherco’s James Fry took second place on 36 points with Buxton’s Harry Turner claiming the final podium spot, dropping 50 points on his Scorpa. The man who puts the O and the S in OSET, Oliver Smith, came fourth followed by Bristow.
The Maine Cup was awarded to the top Jersey rider in the Expert class and was claimed by Adam Le Cheminant, who lost 198 points across the weekend. Adam was closely followed by Joshua Troy and thereafter Lee Rogan. The three placed eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.
It is also worth mentioning the youngest rider of the Two-Day, Tom Le Breton, who debuted well and was welcomed with an overall 12th place on the Expert route.
In the B+ Group, Nick Life was first overall followed by Anthony Millar and Ty Hendra.
Elsewhere, there was more success for Jersey in the Clubman class, with Glen Hamel claiming the top spot, with Ricky Morin, another Jersey rider, taking second place, closely followed by Guernsey man Ben le Page in third.
It was all local riders in the C+ group which Gary White won with Terry Gibaut taking the runner up spot and Charles Hamel finishing third.
The C route was won by Steve Kenny with Richard Wareham in second and Dragos Plataga in third. All three came from the same UK club -Pathfinders & Derby MC.
Trials were the first events that the JMC & LCC started, dating back to April 6, 1920. The Two-Day was incorporated into the calendar just a few years later and, despite the pandemic and ghastly weather conditions, continues to attract big names from the UK and France.
The Jersey MC & LCC would like to thank all the observers, officials, landowners and parishes who were involved across the weekend.
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