Trial Magazine - - INTERNATIO­NAL -

En­ter­ing the in­ter­na­tional stage in any sports dis­ci­pline is al­ways a very dif­fi­cult task, and for Great Bri­tain’s Toby Mar­tyn on the Span­ish built Ver­tigo it has been a case of step by step. Look­ing very con­fi­dent in front of a very ap­pre­cia­tive home crowd, he knew a good sec­ond lap in a low scor­ing event would be needed to put him on the podium and he duly de­liv­ered. Francesc Moret recorded a per­fect ‘feet-up’ sec­ond lap to se­cure the vic­tory as the series leader Iwan Roberts came home in third po­si­tion. The Peace broth­ers, led by elder brother Dan who set the fastest lap in qual­i­fy­ing, came home in sixth and sev­enth po­si­tion. It’s con­grat­u­la­tions all round for the new Trial125 World Cham­pion Lorenzo Gan­dola on the Scorpa, who took the win in the fi­nal round in front of Billy Green. Th­ese two riders have been a plea­sure to watch as Gan­dola out-pointed Green with four vic­to­ries to his one in Ja­pan. Third-place fin­isher in the series, Fa­bien Poirot from France, won the other. With a full house of en­tries in Great Bri­tain, home riders Dun­can MacColl came home in tenth po­si­tion fol­lowed by Oliver Smith in thir­teenth and Char­lie Smith tak­ing the fi­nal point in fif­teenth.

Oliver Smith (Gas Gas-GBR) con­tin­ues to go about his busi­ness in a quiet way and will be happy to once again score points. Jake Eley (Beta-GBR) may not be the best rider in the world but he has given 100% at all times – the smile says it all and the...

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