ROAD racing champion Peter Carr turned his hand to off-road riding at the final IW Motorcycle Club trials meeting of 2013 at Shorwell last weekend.
The Lake-based superbike supremo took part in the expert class, bravely taking on the harder course and coming away with a respectable score of 47 marks.
But he was given a lesson in how it can be done by the experienced duo of Will West and Ross Haydon, who resumed their season-long battle for top honours.
They matched each others score until the final lap, when at the top of one section, Haydon slipped and lost one mark, which was all that separated them at the end.
The fight for third was between Alan Stay and Simon Newnham who both finished on ten marks, with Stay winning on a tie-break.
The best ride on the slightly easier course came from Nick Symes who once again rode his impressive Honda to an easy win in the twinshock class. Not far behind was youth rider Tom Read, who lost just eight marks, which was three better than his father who made it a family affair by taking victory in the adult novice class.
The trial is the club’s traditional Boxing Day Trial at Shorwell, from 11am.