Trial Magazine


- Photo credits: Colin Bullock and Trials Media

Miquel Cirera: “With 46 years dedicated to the sport, I love trials the most, and always as a member of Montesa-Honda, but the time has come to bid farewell. From 31st December 2021, I will no longer form part of the Repsol Honda Team and Montesa Honda. These have been many years of racing, travelling and daily work, with a lot of pressure and many sacrifices to keep the racing team at its highest level.

“Since April 1st 1976, when I became part of this great family as one of the brand’s riders, I have enjoyed each and every moment that I have been able to experience. Without a doubt, I consider myself very lucky to have been part of Montesa and to have contribute­d, together with the rest of the team and the factory, to the enormous sporting achievemen­ts and the developmen­t of many of the models in the range.

“During these 46 years, I have been able to enjoy great moments, but I have also had to live through some very tough, tricky moments that have undoubtedl­y helped me to grow as a person and as a profession­al. But if there is one thing I will take away from it all, it is the great friends I have been able to meet all over the world.

“I would like to take this parting moment to thank everyone who has been part of Montesa and the racing team over all these years. Together we have clinched 74 FIM world titles! This is a spectacula­r figure that would not have been possible without the help of each and every one of the people who have accompanie­d and supported me throughout all these years. I can’t name each and every one of them as I am sure I would leave someone out, and that would be unforgivab­le. Therefore, THANK YOU VERY MUCH to my family, riders, mechanics, physical trainers, minders, doctors, factory employees, sponsors, press officers and friends. Finally, thanks also to all the Montesa fans who have always shown their passion for the brand. Without you, living this dream would not have been possible. VIVA trial and VIVA Montesa, thank you all so much.”

John Hulme: “In my years with the magazine, it has been a pleasure to watch Miquel Cirera take the Repsol Honda Team and Montesa Honda to so many victories. At all times, he has been very accommodat­ing in making my access to the team and riders so easy. He has always been a pleasure to work with on both a profession­al level and a personal one. I wish him all the best for the future, and I hope to still see him attending the many trials events he has such a passion for. Thank you.”

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