Race a trial of courage

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

THE X Trial Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onship will re­turn to Base­ball Park in Thorn­lie on April 8 and 9.

X Trial is a unique mo­tor­cy­cle sport where rid­ers ne­go­ti­ate a man-made ob­sta­cle course com­pris­ing any­thing from earth-mov­ing tyres to skip bins and ca­ble drums.

X Trial in­vites only the top six ath­letes in the coun­try, along with two wild­card en­tries.

Com­peti­tors will be com­ing from Queens­land, NSW, Vic­to­ria and Tas­ma­nia.

“The rid­ers will have to take on 2-3 me­tre ver­ti­cal walls, jump four-me­tre gaps with no run-up and take off from plat­forms shorter than their bike length,” event di­rec­tor Neil Price said.

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