Richmond forester, Nick Hunt rode the Richmond trial at Marske on Sunday, 30th October, 2016 on a Barry Watson Racing prepared TYZ Yamaha instead of his usual Montesa 4RT.
The 1999 machine has been ‘resting’ in Jack Watson’s garage since 2006 after being prepared for the 2006 Scott Trial.
Gary Watson, Barry’s youngest son, wisely decided his knees would not stand another hammering so did not ride. Nick fired the Yam up and opted to give it a whirl at Marske on Sunday.
But for stalling the engine in the seventh section on the last lap he would have been top three or four in the Over 40’s class.
Team Watson are seeking another TYZ despite the fact that the current model will just not wear out.
Coverdale farmer Steve Lambert is an authority on TYZ cow bikes which are a sought-after commodity in the Scott Trial localities. Steve takes it to the extreme though has he has and eras the original Team Yamaha riding clothing.