thanks to Jake Miller g2 sports 2010 Results Day 2 - Daily Positions / Scores 1: Michael Brown - Sherco - 0 2: Alexz Wigg - Beta - 0 3: Gary MacDonald - Gas Gas - 0 4: Dougie Lampkin - Beta - 0 5: Ben Hemingway - Beta - 1 6: James Dabill - Gas Gas - 2 7: Ross Danby - Gas Gas - 3 8: Jack Challoner - Beta - 3 9: Sam Haslam - Gas Gas - 3 10: Joe Baker - Scorpa - 3 11: Darren Brice - Scorpa - 5 12: James Lampkin - Beta - 5 13: Albert Cabestany - Sherco - 5 14: Ian Austermuhle - Beta - 7 15: Dan Hemingway - Beta - 7 Overall Positions / Scores 1: Michael Brown - Sherco - 3 2: Alexz Wigg - Beta - 6 3: Gary MacDonald - Gas Gas - 7 4: Ben Hemingway - Beta - 7 5: Albert Cabestany - Sherco - 8 6: James Dabill - Gas Gas - 10 7: James Lampkin - Beta - 12 8: Ian Austermuhle - Beta - 12 9: Jack Challoner - Beta - 15 10: Ross Danby - Gas Gas -15 11: Craig Robinson - Gas Gas - 16 12: John Crinson - Beta - 18 13: Jonathan Richardson - Sherco - 22 14: Dan Hemingway - Beta - 22 15: Darren Brice - Scorpa - 23 Click here to view full results [FR] Click here to view route for day 3 [D3] Click here to view images    High Resolution copyright free versions for media / editorial use available on request. For more information please visit www.ssdt.org SSDT10-050510-1 Day Three - MacDonald going for gold After the opening two days of the 2010 Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT), local hero Gary MacDonald - Gas Gas has once again put himself amongst the front runners thanks to a couple of strong initial performances. Twenty-six year old MacDonald from Kinlochleven carries the weight of the nation on his still relatively young shoulders as he bids to become the second ever Scot to win this World famous event. To date, as the trial looks to celebrate its one hundredth birthday next year, Bob MacGregor back in 1935 remains the only home victor of the SSDT. After going clean on day two, MacDonald now sits in a close third place, which matches the best ever result he achieved overall in 2003 when he actually led the trial right up to the closing stages. So once again the spot light is on Gary, and he is having to absorb the pressure that comes with it. "Yes there is a lot of pressure on me, and I am not really a fan of it. Ever since my ride in 2003 it has now become a part of the event for me. Before then I could really enjoy the trial, as there was nothing expected of me." "Since 2003, I have been learning to get my head around the pressure and trying to just have a good week. Since swapping to Gas Gas over the winter things have been going well. I have had the bike since January and I am really pleased with it, especially the power of the engine, it couldn't be any better. It took me a little time to adjust, but now I am really enjoying riding it, and again especially this week." "As I am not a World championship contender this is without doubt by far the biggest event I have got a chance of winning. This week I am up against the best riders in the World, who ride as a full time job, unlike me. All I can do is to try to keep cool for six days, which I have not managed to do in previous years." "I think I am more mature now and I am taking each day as it comes, rather than thinking too far ahead. In 2003 it all got to me, I didn't like having the yellow leader's number plate or the pressure that came with it, but now I am older and perhaps more prepared." "All I can do is to try my best to get another good score today and then worry about Thursday and so on, and let's see where that leaves me on Saturday morning." "Even yesterday I felt quite emotional as that was only the second time I have managed to clean a whole day, the last time again being on a Tuesday, but back in 2003." "Whilst I have to stop myself, it would be an absolute dream come true if I could win it, but if I am honest it is a big ask for me against professional opposition." This just in!!!! 2010 Results Day 3 - Daily Positions / Scores 1: Dougie Lampkin - Beta - 0 2: Tom Sagar - Montesa - 1 3: Sam Haslam - Gas Gas - 1 4: Alexz Wigg - Beta - 1 5: Ian Austermuhle - Beta - 1 6: Jonathan Richardson - Sherco - 1 7: Ben Hemingway - Beta - 1 8: Phil Disney - Beta - 2 9: Michael Brown - Sherco - 2 10: John Shirt - Gas Gas - 2 11: Richard Timperley - Sherco 2 12: James Dabill - Gas Gas - 2 13: Joe Baker - Scorpa - 3 14: Gary MacDonald - Gas Gas - 3 15: Stephen Dixon - Scorpa - 4 Overall Positions / Scores 1: Michael Brown - Sherco - 5 2: Alexz Wigg - Beta - 7 3: Ben Hemingway - Beta - 8 4: Gary MacDonald - Gas Gas - 10 5: James Dabill - Gas Gas - 12 6: Albert Cabestany - Sherco - 13 7: Ian Austermuhle - Beta - 13 8: James Lampkin - Beta - 17 9: Jack Challoner - Beta - 19 10: Ross Danby - Gas Gas -19 11: Jonathan Richardson - Sherco - 23 12: Tom Sagar - Montesa - 25 13: Craig Robinson - Gas Gas - 26 14: John Crinson - Beta - 26 15: Dan Hemingway - Beta - 27 Click here to view full results [FR] Click here to view route for day 4 [D4] Click here to view images    High Resolution copyright free versions for media / editorial use available on request. For more information please visit www.ssdt.org SSDT10-050510-2 Day Three - Brown still on top at mid point Michael Brown - Sherco remains at the top of the leader board, as today marked the mid point in the 2010 Scottish Six Days Trial. However with three tough days still to go, Brown has seen his advantage cut to just two marks, as he dropped two dabs in the final section of the day compared to Alexz Wigg - Beta who parted with just one dab in today's thirty sections. Ben Hemingway - Beta matched Wigg's score and has now moved into third spot in the general standings, as Scotland's Gary MacDonald - Gas Gas loss of three marks for the day now puts him in fourth position overall. The 2007 victor James Dabill - Gas Gas now completes the top five after Albert Cabestany - Sherco lost further ground to the front runners after such a strong opening day. Today's route of a mere seventy seven miles was a welcomed respite for the riders who have made it this far, with it being a relatively short day sandwiched between Tuesday's and Thursday's runs which are the longest of the week and that are notoriously brutal on bikes and competitors. However the sight of the infamous waterfall at the top of the first group at Trotter's Burn was not the start to the morning many were hoping for. The best two performances of the day were by enduro star Tom Sagar and last year's winner Dougie Lampkin - Beta, who both completed all the hazards without loss. Whilst Lampkin continues to pull his way back up the leader board, he now holds twenty-second position overall, with two consecutive clean rides his day was not without incident with him suffering both front and rear wheel punctures at different points in the day. Further repairs were called for in the Gas Gas pit area back at the parc ferme, as team boss John Shirt Jnr arrived back with a badly buckled and broken front wheel. Despite having had to limp home Shirt matched his number one rider Dabill by losing just two marks for the day, however both were upstaged by Sam Haslam who dropped just a single dab to become the best Gas Gas rider of the day. With Spain's promising newcomer Cabestany losing a five in the third group of the day, Scottish Six Days Trial Specialist Ian Austermuhle - Beta is now on level terms with the World contender after only dropping one mark today. So with three days still to go, including tomorrow's demading route, just five marks splits the top four positions with so much still to ride for. Although Brown remains in the driving seat, he will know from his past experiences that he still has a mountain to climb if he is to add his name to the famous trophy.