David Clarke

DERBYSHIRE?S David Clarke (HBM Mercia CC) scored a morale-boosting victory over James Dobbin (Arctic Shorter Rochford RT) in Saturday?s two-stage hill-climb in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

The two riders, who are tipped to be battling it out for the national championship next Sunday, were separated by just 1.1 seconds after the two events, but with the course for the title race at Cheddar Gorge being longer Dobbin will still fancy his chances of victory on a course which is just 20 miles from his home and features in his training regime.

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