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Best ride in the Scottish: Tom Minta

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Doug Lampkin winning his 11th Scottish rightfully made all the headlines. He was however a firm favourite going into the week.

I'd like to congratulate Tom Minta on a fabulous and dare I say, less widely predicted result. Best first timer, 5th overall and best under 200cc, Tom rode the Scottish on a 125. Hands up all those clubmen who still think they 'need' a 300!

 

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Sure was an awsome ride on the wee bike,

The clubmen probably need a bigger motor than the good guys to lug them out of trouble when it goes wrong but I'll put my hands up.

I also thought the 4rts were total puddins up there didn't like the dry conditions one bit lucky if a couple made the top 50.

 

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44 minutes ago, breagh said:

 

I also thought the 4rts were total puddins up there didn't like the dry conditions one bit lucky if a couple made the top 50.

 

They sure did - they do look like tanks compared to the 2T's in the sections 

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5 hours ago, breagh said:

Sure was an awsome ride on the wee bike,

The clubmen probably need a bigger motor than the good guys to lug them out of trouble when it goes wrong but I'll put my hands up.

I also thought the 4rts were total puddins up there didn't like the dry conditions one bit lucky if a couple made the top 50.

 

So I take it you didn't watch Carlos Casas breeze up a pile of sections on his 300 4rt? Fact is there were no 'big names' on a 4rt. It's all about the rider, not the bike. Dougie would have won on any current make including a 4 stroke. If you want a bike to flog over a long distance you'll still struggle to beat a 4rt

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Brilliant ride from young Minta, though it's not like it's the first time he's ridden up there.....I'm saying nothing :D

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Why didnt he ride his 300, the bike he rides every other day of the year, and try to win it? Pot hunting much?

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Pretty sure Toms not yet old enough to ride anything over a 125 on the road. Think you gotta be 19 to get a full licence.

 

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42 minutes ago, crashmonkey said:

Pretty sure Toms not yet old enough to ride anything over a 125 on the road. Think you gotta be 19 to get a full licence.

 

It's 19 for an A2 license (up to 48hp, IIRC)

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Yes a good result.

Also id say clear second place Jack Price (19) was worthy of mention but again Dougs single dab ride over shadowed that.

 

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17 hours ago, crashmonkey said:

Pretty sure Toms not yet old enough to ride anything over a 125 on the road. Think you gotta be 19 to get a full licence.

 

So he is old enough...

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It has not been uncommon over the years for manufacturers to put someone out on a specific machine different to the rider's norm where there is a capacity award.  The pot is there to be won so they go for it.

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the 225..... I mean 125....sure sounded good and not remotely similar to Jack Peace's bike. Still a good ride though by all accounts

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