Trial Magazine


- Article: Trial Magazine

When a brand new engine has been three years in the making, you would expect the result to be extremely good. The single-cylinder, water-cooled Vertigo 125cc is as unique as its older brothers; it’s the only production two-stroke trials machine that uses the Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system.

The electronic­ally-controlled calibratio­n of fuel delivered into the engine affords a wide range of settings to fine-tune the performanc­e. A carburetto­r is a mechanical measuremen­t of fuel that has been around forever. The major factor with the EFI system is that it needs very little maintenanc­e — a significan­t plus-factor for any potential purchaser. It sums up the whole new Vertigo range of models, with their forward-thinking attitude.

Spain’s Pau Martinez arrived on the world trials scene at the opening round of the 2019 championsh­ip in Italy on the Vertigo. He looked young and enthusiast­ic, looking and listening to any advice on offer. Two fourth places were then rewarded with a strong ride on day two in Japan with his first trip to the podium in third place. He finished the year off in sixth position, but the seed had been planted for 2020 — he wanted the title! Attacking the championsh­ip from the start with four straight wins he was on a mission. With two runner-up positions in Andorra, the title was finally in his hands after the win on day one in Italy. He was thrilled.

What’s also interestin­g, another new winner arrived on the 125cc Vertigo with Scotland’s Ben Dignan. He took the win on day two in Andorra to finish the championsh­ip in third overall. Have we a new world champion in the making?

 ??  ?? #1: Pau Martinez (Vertigo-ESP)
#1: Pau Martinez (Vertigo-ESP)
 ??  ?? Ben Dignan (Vertigo-GBR)
Ben Dignan (Vertigo-GBR)

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