2018 TRIALGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
At a new, virgin venue for a Trial World Championship round in Great Britain the rocky exposed outcrops of Addingham Moorside near Silsden in north Yorkshire welcomed the riders to round seven on a very warm sunny weekend. Defending world champion Toni Bou arrived on form knowing the win would give him title number twelve. As it turned out he won after being pushed to the very last section of the day. The riders who were the thorn in the side of Bou were first Miquel Gelabert, and then his constant rival Adam Raga. Young Gelabert put in a stunning opening lap of just three marks lost, but after a good start on the second lap the chance of victory was blown away in the penultimate hazard with a stop. Raga, riding in front of Bou, took the fight for the victory to the very last hazard which Bou knew he had to clean to take the victory as the marks were so close. In front of a huge crowd Bou delivered, and with it came title number twelve.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 1: Bou 13; 2: Raga 15; 3: Gelabert 15; 4: Fujinami 21; 5: Cabestany 23; 6: Fajardo 24; 7: Busto 28; 8: Dabill 28; 9: Price 35; 10: Casales 42.
Watched by James Dabill (left) is Jaime Busto who was disappointed with his form in Great Britain.
After a tough opening lap Jack Price came fighting back on the second lap to record the fifth best score! It’s hard work in the top class at TrialGP standard but young ‘JP’ certainly put on a good show for the home crowd.
For the first time in his young career the allSpanish podium was joined by Miquel Gelabert.