2018 TRIAL2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
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!