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