Dougie Lampkin's disappointing run of results in the Spanish domestic championship continued, when he finished just behind his Japanese team mate Takahisa Fujinami to take sixth spot at the fourth round of the series held near Alicante.
Lampkin's final score of thirty two marks was exactly double that of eventual winner Bou and included fives on both laps at sections six and eight, where a steep climb to an over hanging rock and a large step were the parts that caused the problems.
This result matches the worst finish recorded by Dougie in this year's championship to date, as he also took sixth position at the last round after placing fourth and third at the opening two counting events.
With just three rounds remaining, one round each in the months of September, October and November, Lampkin finds himself in fifth spot in the overall standings eight points behind Cabestany, which compares to the second position he currently holds in the World outdoor series.
Less than satisfied with his performance, Dougie pointed to nothing but himself for his poor showing. "There is no excuse, I simply rode badly in the sections where it mattered most. Twenty marks in two sections is not something you can afford when you are riding against these guys."
"What is really disappointing is that we had had a very productive week of testing in the days prior to the trial, so I came here full of confidence. I am sure the improvements we have made to the bike will help me, hopefully starting with the next round of the World championship this coming weekend."
The trial at La Nocia, near Alicante was held in dry and extremely hot conditions with many of the hazards being located on a steep and loose hillside.
Lampkin will travel to La Chatre in central France later this week, ready for the fifth round of the World championship, before moving on to Italy then Poland over the next two weeks, as the series moves swiftly on.
Championship to date:
- 1: Bou 70
- 2: Raga 67
- 3: Fajardo 61
- 4: Cabestany 56
- 5: Lampkin 48
Dougie Lampkin's next event: 25/06/06 Sunday-- La Chatre, France - Rnd 5 World Outdoor Chp.