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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.

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