2018 TRIAL2 WORLD CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

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You can take noth­ing away from Toby Mar­tyn as he fought all day for his first Trial2 world cham­pi­onship crown. Rid­ing on home soil Ital­ian Mat­teo Grat­tarola was in fan­tas­tic form eas­ily dom­i­nat­ing the event. Spain’s Gabrielle Mar­celli was show­ing his true form as the four-stroke ma­chines once again dom­i­nated the event. Maybe some nerves crept into Mar­tyn’s rid­ing, but he rode his heart out only to be beaten at the fi­nal bell. Toby needed to fin­ish sec­ond and he was thrown a short life line as the ob­server on the fi­nal hazard fived Mar­celli but this de­ci­sion would not stand and Mar­tyn would be de­nied. Imag­ine a cham­pi­onship which was de­cided in the fi­nal hazard of the day, you could not have writ­ten the script any bet­ter.

RE­SULTS: 1: Grat­tarola 2; 2: Mar­celli 18; 3: Mar­tyn 21; 4: Pe­trella 23; 5: Moret 31; 6: Dan Peace 32; 7: Jack Peace 46; 8: Riba 47; 9: Chatango 47; 10: Pe­trangeli 48.

Win­ning the Trial2 world cham­pi­onship on home soil in Italy must be a dream come true for Mat­teo Grat­tarola.

Re­mem­ber the name Gabrielle Mar­celli. This is an­other rider with un­be­liev­able tal­ent and it will shine though!

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