ENGLISH rider Alex Wigg showed the class that took him to the junior world championship by winning the open expert class at the Tasmanian Motorcycle Trials championship, which wrapped up at Mount Joy near Powranna yesterday.
The two-day championships test riders’ ability to control their bikes and balance while traversing obstacle courses in natural terrain.
There was some close competition with about 35 local and interstate riders taking part across a number of grades.
Wigg beat Tasmanian Chris Bayles, who is ranked No.4 nationally, by 40 points in the open expert class.
Irish rider Shelley Hanlon was the other international competitor who finished third in B-grade.
The A-grade class was won by Brendan Smith, Brad Shadbolt took out B-grade while Angus Boud and Neil Burne were the C-grade winners.
Leading Tasmanian rider Chris Bayles in action at the Tasmanian motorcycle trials championships at Mount Joy, near Powranna. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS
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