2018 TRIAL2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The crowds came to watch the world’s best and, boy, did they get value for money in Trial2. On the opening lap championship leader Toby Martyn and Matteo Grattarola were never further than a mark apart. They were the only riders in single figures, with Grattarola holding the advantage on four to Martyn’s five marks lost. On the second lap they both had three stops as Grattarola parted with a single mark in the final hazard to make it all even on 20 marks lost each. Young Martyn used a mature head to post a fantastic clean as the home crowd went wild, as he made it four consecutive wins and moved closer to the world title. Once again it was the four-stroke machines taking the podium as Spain’s Gabrielle Marcelli and Jack Peace both came good on the second lap with single-figure scores.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 1: Martyn 20; 2: Grattarola 20; 3: Marcelli 22; 4: Jack Peace 29; 5: Gandola 23; 6: Dan Peace 34; 7: Moret 36; 8: Chatagno 37; 9: Petrella 40; 10: Pedersen 42.
Showing a maturity way above his young age, Great Britain’s Toby Martyn was in fantastic form on the last hazard of the day as the crowd made enough noise to wake up Yorkshire! He was very happy to come away from his ‘home’ event extending his championship lead.