It may go very much unnoticed, but the manufacturer’s trial world championship is a very important one to win. This series goes back to the introduction of the FIM Trial World Championship in 1975. HISTORY:
1975–1979: Bultaco; 1980–1981: Montesa; 1982–1984: Honda; 1985: Fantic; 1986: Honda; 1987–1988: No Award; 1989: Fantic; 1990–1991: No Award; 1992: Aprillia; 1993–1995: Gas Gas; 1996: Montesa; 1997–1999: Beta; 2000–2004: Montesa; 2005: Gas Gas; 2006–2016: Montesa. MOST WINS:
Montesa 19; Bultaco 5; Gas Gas 4; Honda 4; Beta 3; Fantic 2; Aprillia 1. From its inception in 1975 individual riders’ scores have rewarded the points but now, along with the other changes that Sport7 have introduced in 2017, nominated riders from TrialGP and Trial2 are paired to score the points. Below is a list of the 2017 teams. BETA TrialGP: Jorge Casales (ESP) – Loris Gubian (FRA) Trial2: Iwan Roberts (GBR) – Filippo Locca (ITA) GAS GAS TrialGP: James Dabill (GBR) – Matteo Grattarola (ITA) Trial2: Dan Peace (GBR) – Gael Chatagno (FRA) MONTESA TrialGP: Toni Bou (ESP) – Takahisa Fujinami (JPN) Trial2: Francesc Moret (ESP) – Gabriel Marcelli (ESP) SCORPA TrialGP: Benoit Bincaz (FRA) Trial2: Aniol Gelabert (ESP) TRRS TrialGP: Adam Raga (ESP) Trial2: Luca Petrella (ITA) VERTIGO TrialGP: Jeroni Fajardo (ESP) Trial2: Toby Martyn (GBR) NB: Sherco did not submit an entry.
Montesa Honda Beta Gas Gas Montesa Scorpa TRRS Vertigo Trial Magazine would like to acknowledge the help of Charley Demathieu and his website: www.trialonline.org in the generation of this article.