This year’s FIM World Trial Championship has already got the sport on the edge of its seat as Toni Bou chases an incredible tenth consecutive crown. Why on the edge of your seat, you may ask? Bou is riding with a shoulder injury that would force the majority of riders out for an operation but he is working around it, such is his determination to win. Take nothing away from our other World round winners Albert Cabestany and Adam Raga. Never count Cabestany out of the equation; as he has demonstrated on many occasions he remains world class. As for Raga, he gave the new brand TRS the honour of its first win at the highest level, such is the promise of the machine. The series now follows the other FIM motorcycle disciplines and changes from being the FIM World Trial Championship to the class title of TrialGP to make the association with road racing – MotoGP – and motocross – MXGP. The two other classes in competition have also changed: from Trial World Cup to Trial2 and the 125 Cup now titled Trial125. In the Trial2 class the series is looking like its going to be very close, as over the four rounds so far we have had four different winners. Iwan Roberts holds a slender single-point lead over Jack Price followed by Arnau Farre from Spain. The new Gas Gas talent, Jack Peace, has taken a full house of wins to dominate the opening rounds in the Trial125 class.
‘Bionic Bou’ – Yes that’s Toni Bou, who heads the newly titled TrialGP class on the Repsol Honda despite riding with an ongoing shoulder injury that requires surgery.