FactoryOne/RYP/Sherco's Pat Smage continues to rampage through the NATC/AMA US MotoTrials Series. With his latest sweep of the Minnesota rounds, his win total stands at four for 2019.
The Minnesota event featured a two-lap event for the pros, topped off by a four-section “shootout” in the afternoon that they rode twice each. Since only the pros rode, the sections were difficult and spectacular. Amazingly, Smage cleaned all eight attempts.
FactoryOne/RYP/Scorpa’s Karl Davis Jr. was the best of the rest, with a second and a third over the course of the two-day event. GasGas North America brought a couple of players in the form of Daniel Blanc-Gonnet and Alex Niederer. Blanc-Gonnet went 4-2 while Niederer had a seventh and a fourth.
Seven-time Venezuelan champ David Avendaño (Vertigo) was on form on Saturday with a third-place finish, but fell apart on Sunday, finishing sixth. FactoryOne/RYP/Sherco’s Josh Roper was super consistent with a pair of fifth-place results.
2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials Pro Class Results - Saturday
Sherco | 2
Karl Davis Jr.
Scorpa | 28
Vertigo | 29
GasGas | 30
Sherco | 41
Scorpa | 48
GasGas | 49
Beta | 65
Sherco | 77
2019 Minnesota National MotoTrials Pro Class Results - Sunday