2018 TRI­ALGP WORLD CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

Trial Magazine - - INTERNATIONAL -

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.

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