Shirty's Sheffield Say

michael and sam sheffield 2014No.1 JSTGGUK rider, Michael Brown had a bad night at Sheffield Indoor Trial failing to qualify further than the heats stage. Michael struggles with the intensity of the indoors and his nerves showed. He is now concentrating 100% on the outdoor no-stop WTC and BTC.


The rules have changed yet again for the indoor X-trial world Championship and each rider goes into the heats in pairs with another rider. The winner of each pair progresses to the semi final.


Michael was paired with Adam Raga so it was a tall order to beat Adam over the seven sections. Adam rode well and was unlucky not to progress from the semi to the final and finished 4th.


Factory GG rider and current Junior World Champ Jorge Casales also impressed at his first X-trial attempt and was also the very first rider to attempt all the sections. He too did not progress from the heat stage but looked impressive.


Best wishes also to Jack Challoner for a speedy recovery and return to form


Photo of Michael and minder, Sam Haslam courtesy of Factory Kev