The en­try in this ‘feeder’ class for the Trial World Cham­pi­onship was slightly down on 2017 with just seven­teen rid­ers en­tered.

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The 125cc ca­pac­ity al­lows the rid­ers to en­joy the feel of rid­ing at this level, which is re­flected in the en­thu­si­asm shown from the very top of the re­sults to the very bot­tom, al­low­ing fam­i­lies to set their rid­ers on the way in tri­als around the globe. The wet con­di­tions at this open­ing round proved very dif­fi­cult for the small-ca­pac­ity ma­chines, but with some brave rid­ing the re­sults pro­vided a very wor­thy win­ner in Great Bri­tain’s Billy Green on the Beta.

In qual­i­fy­ing the young Brit looked quite ner­vous as he fin­ished in sixth po­si­tion. Come race day on the Sun­day and these nerves were soon thrown out of the win­dow, with a good solid re­sult which has fired a warn­ing to his ri­vals that he wants this world ti­tle in 2018. Two su­per-con­sis­tent laps of twelve and thir­teen marks lost put him head and shoul­ders above ev­ery­one else. The win­ning ad­van­tage tells its own story, but you can ex­pect that ev­ery­one learnt some­thing from the rain in Spain as the se­ries heads to Ja­pan where con­di­tions could be very sim­i­lar, as they have been over the last cou­ple of years.

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