IWAN ROBERTS

Trial Magazine - - INTERNATIONAL -

Be­ing to­tally fo­cused on the job in hand has re­warded the Welsh rider Iwan Roberts with a well-de­served first ever Trial2 World Cham­pi­onship crown. With the guid­ing hand of his min­der, Harry Houghton, the pair went about their busi­ness in a very unas­sum­ing way tak­ing just two vic­to­ries, one in Ja­pan and one in the Czech Repub­lic, when it was most needed. This Trial2 class is ar­guably the most com­pet­i­tive, and de­spite the threat of the Span­ish Ar­mada in Gabrielle Mar­celli and Francesc Moret Roberts kept a very level head to take a much de­served ti­tle. Mar­celli had come back very strong with a dou­ble vic­tory in the USA, but a slump in form in the Czech Repub­lic fin­ished his cham­pi­onship dreams for an­other year. In the fi­nal round Great Bri­tain’s Toby Mar­tyn de­liv­ered a re­sult he had been threat­ing all sea­son to take a very pop­u­lar vic­tory. With the Peace broth­ers do­ing them­selves proud all sea­son it may well be the case that Great Bri­tain can re­tain this much sought-af­ter crown in 2018.

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