James Dabill continues to lead the Scottish Six Days Trial at the halfway stage despite dropping his first two marks of the event on Wednesday.
Two-time former winner Dabill made his two losses at Ardgour and Carnoch sections, having made it through the previous two days unscathed.
Although Leeds rider Dabill, who triumphed in 2007 and 2011, remains three points ahead in the overall standings, his dropped marks will hand fresh hope to reigning champion Dougie Lampkin, who is seeking an eighth consecutive victory in the event.
Following an unscathed second day, Lampkin dropped just a solitary mark on Wednesday to make further gains on Dabill, meaning Saturday’s podium remains firmly in sight for the 11-time winner.
Lampkin is tied on five marks with Michael Brown, while Dan Peace dropped just a solitary mark on Wednesday to move into fourth place overall – a mark ahead of Jack Price.
Killin’s Andy Anderson leads the charge for the best Scottish rider on 68 marks, three ahead of Joe Dawson, with Calum Murphy a further six behind.