Pat Smage Steps Closer to a 10th MotoTrials Title
Sherco USA’s Pat Smage grabbed two more wins in the 2018 AMA/NATC US National MotoTrials Series on the massive and intimidating granite rocks near Texas Creek, Colorado. On Saturday, Smage finished 54 points ahead of a two-way battle between GasGas North America teammates Alex Niederer and Daniel Blanc-Gonnet for second place. Niederer got the nod by eight points over Blanc-Gonnet on Saturday, with Sherco USA’s Sam Fastle and Scorpa USA’s Quinn Wentzel rounding out the top five.
On Sunday, Smage grabbed win number four, dropping just 12 points for the entire day. Meanwhile, Blanc-Gonnet edged Niederer for second by virtue of a tiebreaker after the two riders finished the competition tied at 47 points. In the end, Blanc-Gonnet finished in the runner-up spot having one more clean ride than Niederer. Fastle finished fourth, wth Andreas Niederer and Quinn Wentzel in fifth and sixth respectively. Read complete Dirt Rider coverage HERE