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The Sunday News International Solo troupe raced for the Ssangyong Gold Cup Championship. Glen Phillips (England) was unbeaten on the night. The crowd were appreciative of the skills shown on the BullRing and were treated to a couple of great races.
After the first three rounds of competition Glen Phillips had a maximum possible nine points. New Zealand Champion Jason Bunyon had seven points, Lukas Dryml (Czech Republic) scored six points, one more than Italian Simone Terenzani. Terenzani looked a far better rider than his 5 points suggested. Two New Zealand hot to trot for the future youngsters scored 3 points each in their first three rides. In such exalted company neither Andrew Bargh nor Dean Wallace could be considered make up the numbers material. They were genuine contenders in most races, although Bargh, from Palmerston North, had a couple of spins. Hungarian Atilla Steffani had a troubled time and failed to get to grips with the difficult BullRing running off the track in several races. Sam Taylor had a miserable points score of 1 point in three rides but he came right in the semi and qualified for the A-Final only to take a tumble in the big race.
Jason Bunyon drew loud applause from the knowledgeable gallery when he took a tumble in one of the heats. El Capitaine, Captain Perfect, the natural leader of the Pack makes very few errors and to fall was such a rare occurrence the fans took great delight in giving the popular and entertaining Englishman the raspberry.
Lucas Dryml won the B-Final from Bargh and Wallace. The Gisborne rider Dean Wallace had a fantastic semi when he battled hard for the lead but was eventually pressured back into third place, late in the race, by his more experienced International rivals. It will come as no surprise when one of the two Kiwis actually take a win against riders in the Troupe.
Phillips won the A-Final from Jason Bunyon, who tried the whole way. Simone made one a mistake, and one is too many, and couldn't make up the ground on the leaders. He finished third. Quick time of the night for 4 laps of the BullRing was 52.62 secs.