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Roy Bridge trial rider Ben Dignan continued his fine run of form in the recent North Berks MCC Super Trial.
The annual big weekend of trials competitions in Oxfordshire saw Dignan take on familiar foes as some of the UK and Europe’s top youth talent were all vying for the title.
Bright sunshine and blistering heat over the weekend brought out a big crowd and made for a fantastic couple of days of action.
The youth boys, Dignan’s category, were out first on Saturday morning to blaze the trail. Dignan was unable to overcome Spaniard Pau Martinez, who made the trip especially across the channel, in the youth category. Martinez took the victory on 22 marks lost, but was followed by Dignan who finished 18 marks behind him on 40 points in second place.
Dignan said he was pleased with the result, especially considering the European-level of competition.
The sixteen-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable 2019 season which saw him clinch a podium finish in the European championships, a top finish ten in the world championships and is on the cusp of winning the British championship. With a commanding 32 point lead going in to the final round in Ayrshire this month, all he needs to do is finish one of the stages to take home the British title.
Ben Dignan in action at the recent Super Trial. NO F36 Dignan 01