The Vertigo machines continue to impress, as Dougie Lampkin created yet another piece of history when he rode the prototype Vertigo Combat to victory at the 2015 Scottish Six Days Trial. This marked the ninth SSDT win for the former multi World Champion and sealed an amazing week of success for the Vertigo team in the Scottish Highlands.
Unveiled to the world just six short months ago in Milan, everyone looked on with great interest as not one but six prototype versions of the Vertigo Combat were entered into the SSDT. Five out of the six machines made it to the finish, at what is regarded as the toughest test of them all for a modern trials machine, with only the brand’s owner Manel Jane failing to make it to the line after he was forced to retire from the competition with a back-related problem later in the week. Behind Dougie and James Dabill, team mechanic Gabriel Reyes made a one-off return to competing on the international stage and was deservedly rewarded with the Best Foreign Rider award and twenty-ninth position after six long days in the saddle.
Axel Jane, the son of Manel, ended his week inside the top one-hundred-and-fifty, thanks to producing some of his best ever rides at the ‘Scottish’. Paul Dixon rounded out the order of merit by riding his Vertigo Combat to the finish on a non-award basis after having exceeded his time allowance on day four, when a broken wire connected to the fuel pump caused an intermittent fault.