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In a series which is look­ing like it’s go­ing to be a fight all the way Ital­ian Lorenzo Gan­dola was moved off the top spot of the podium by Billy Green on day one. On the sec­ond day the po­si­tions were once again re­versed, as Gan­dola took a close win in front of Green. New to the 125cc ca­pac­ity class in 2017 is Span­ish man­u­fac­turer TRRS, and Eric Miquel gave them two podium fin­ishes with a brace of thirds af­ter a poor show­ing at the open­ing round in Spain. Pick­ing a win­ner in the Trial2 class is a mas­sive lot­tery, with a hand­ful of riders who can all win. As it turned out Gael Chatagno was the first-day win­ner, look­ing very com­fort­able in the wet and muddy con­di­tions. The bat­tle be­hind was be­tween Francesc Moret, who won a tie break with Iwan Roberts fol­lowed by rookie Trial2 class rider Toby Mar­tyn who showed some real class in his rid­ing. In warmer con­di­tions on day two Roberts was in ex­cel­lent form, part­ing with no marks on his sec­ond lap to edge out Moret. Marc Riba on the TRS had a better day, as did Dan Peace with Ja­pan’s Tsuyoshi Ogawa round­ing off the top five.

Lorenzo Gan­dola (Scorpa-ITA): Yet another one of the new breed of young Ital­ian riders, he swept away de­feat on day one to take the win on day two. Billy Green (Beta-GBR): Rid­ing in typ­i­cal English con­di­tions, a win on day one and a sec­ond on day two lef

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