close

Trial News

Trial News

Trial European Championship, Women, Over 40 and Junior Cup at Lazzate (Italy) – Day 2

arnauFarre
Spanish Arnau Farrè (Gas Gas, photo1) clinched the 26th European title in the European Trial history. The Junior Cup went to Italian Manuel Copetti (Vertigo) and the Over 40 Cup to German Markus Kipp (TRS). And this means that we did not have any surprises in this last round of the 2017 FIM Europe Championship, held in Lazzate, Italy. Indeed, all the leaders in the 3 different classes got their final prize. All photos @Phototrial.it After the incredible hot weather of the day before, weather forecast announced possible showers for this second day and they were not wrong. After the start of the International classes a heavy shower dropped making the first sections more challenging. Luckily it lasted less than one hour and all riders could benefit of the quick drying of the rocks because the sun shone again soon. The only one who celebrated the fresh crown with a
read more
Trial News

European Youth and Women Championship at Liepaja (Latvia) – Day 2

2-dufrese
Burst of pride for German Theresa Bauml (Beta) and first victory for Hugo Dufrese (Gas Gas photo1) respectively in FIM Europe Women and Youth Championships: these are the two new winners in the second day of competitions disputed in Liepaja, Latvia. The third round of a series consisting of four appointments was full of dramatic turns of events. Starting from the Women class - World Champion British Emma Bristow (Sherco) was beaten by former European Champion Theresa Bauml (photo2). The turn was in the second loop: Emma got a five in section 10 and her leadership, gained until this mistake, moved to Theresa, who won for the first time in this season. Again the level of sections was thought for everybody, penalizing the best females because it was almost impossible to recover from any casual mistake. One step below today for  Norwegian Ingveig Hakonsen (Beta) to complete a podium where
read more
Trial News

European Youth and Women Trial Championship at Liepaja (Latvia) – Day1

emmaBristow0
World Champion British Emma Bristow (Sherco, photo 1) and Norwegian Mats Nilsson (Sherco, photo 2) are the winners respectively in the Women and Youth class of the second round of FIM Europe Trial Championship, held in Liepaja, Latvia. New country for this evergreen European championship, arrived for the first time on the banks of Baltic Sea. In the Women class, the favorite Emma Bristow had a hard work to keep her concentration higher than ever - due to not very difficult sections, the top female riders had more or less the same chances. At the turning point Emma was only in second place even if she made only one mistake. She was behind Norwegian Ingveig Hakonsen (Beta) able to clean the whole loop. In third position German Theresa Bauml (Beta), whose score was 7. In the second lap there was probably too much pressure on the young Norwegian rider, who
read more
Trial News

European Youth and Women Championship at Liepaja (Latvia) – Preview

emmaBristow1
Women and Youth classes are going to dispute their championships on the banks of Baltic Sea because the round # 2 and # 3 of the FIM Europe Trial series will be held for the first time in the town of Liepaja, Latvia. The 2 km long circuit with 14 sections featured in is going to be decisive for assigning the 2017 titles in these two classes, because after this weekend there will be only one round left scheduled for the first week of August. Two separated rounds, one on Saturday and one on Sunday to show to Latvia public for the first time in the Trial history, an International qualified competition of this specialty. They will be lucky to see the two times World Women Champion, British Emma Bristow (Sherco, in photo1) coming from a brilliant 40th place in the hard Scottish Six Days, known as the most famous
read more
Trial News

European Trial at Bilstain (Belgium) – Day 1

iwanRoberts
British Iwan Roberts (Beta), French Kieran Touly (Sherco) and German Markus Kipp (TRS) are the winners in the first day of the event held in the historic venue of Bilstain, Belgium, second round of the FIM Europe Championship and Cup. The schedule foresaw 15 sections to be repeated twice, all in the famous Domain Trial and Enduro, a private area belonged to Crosset family. And more or less the obstacles chosen were the same as those faced for years by the world top riders in the seventies and eighties. Many big rocks, sometimes quite difficult because covered by mud. This time, with the sun shining almost all day long, all the sections were easily overcome by any competitor and in any class. In the photo @Phototrial, Iwan Roberts Roberts found the right concentration and built his victory recovering from a temporary second place behind Jack Peace (Gas Gas), leader with
read more
Trial News

European Trial at Bilstain (Belgium) – Preview

danPeace
One week after the opening round held at Zelhem, The Netherlands, here are two decisive days for the European, Junior and Over 40 classes, fifty percent of their series on the historic venue of Bilstain, Belgium East, theatre of important world events in the eighties. The large property is a closed area with natural rocks and is now often used for training riders in Enduro and Motocross. In the main class there will be 25 riders able to face the spectacular obstacles included among the red gates mandatory for their riding. Fighting for the top positions we expect some confirms from British riders, quite comfortable on these changeable weather conditions, because Bilstain is just few kilometers South of Zelhem and even there the sections are rich of big rocks, in indoor style. Toby Martyn (Vertigo), Peace brothers Dan and Jack (both on Gas Gas), Iwan Roberts (Beta) are all possible
read more
Trial News

European Trial at Zelhem (The Netherlands) – Day 2

tobyMartyn
British Toby Martyn (Vertigo, in the photo), Italian Manuel Copetti (Vertigo) and German Markus Kipp (TRS) topped the podium in their classes in the first round of the 2017 FIM Europe Trial Championship, held in Zelhem, The Netherlands. After the Youth and Women Series, which occupied the scene on Saturday, it was the turn of the more blazoned riders. Two loops with 15 sections as tradition. The weather was very variable. Sun and rain came over and over again. So sections gained and lost grip many times in the same day. That meant few differences for sections with rocks but a lot of differences for the ones on big logs, because when they were wet it was quite impossible to overtake them. Sometimes it was wise to wait for a while to let sun dry the logs or rocks before jumping. Martyn started soon very well scoring 14 marks at
read more
Trial News

European Trial at Zelhem (The Netherlands) – Day 1

emmaBristow
World Champion Emma Bristow (Sherco) and Oliver Smith (Gas Gas) are the first winners in respectively Women and Youth class of the FIM-Europe Trials Championship, 26th edition, held in Zelhem, the Netherlands. First day of a weekend rich of enthusiasm for this opening round, disputed in a close area full of spectacular rocks, obstacles requested by modern trial. And who could be more modern, but the youngest riders admitted in these International series with the best female riders in the world? Yes, this time the two-times World Champion, British Emma Bristow decided to join the circus. Her riding is one step above all the others, but she wanted to test her mind, probably before going to the Scottish Six Days next week. Loosing just 1 point in the whole competition, she assured herself the first position. Probably not happy to see her, number one in European Champ in the last
read more
SportTrial News

The European Trial Championship is ready to kick off

lastYearWinnerMichelGelabert
After three years in which the FIM Europe Trial Championship started from in Italy, next weekend Zelhem in The Netherlands will open the doors at its 26th edition. A closed area will allow public to follow well the whole competition walking from one section to another. This is the same venue that hosted the series in 2012. The European series knows no crisis with a number of participants increasing year after year.  A success due to a very familiar environment: licensing costs not expensive, dates chosen in school holidays to encourage young people's participation, less rigid regulations. For example, the closed traffic circuit that allows the sixteen year old riders to ride higher-capacity motorcycles than what they should by law. There also is a singular system of attribution of the championship points, ranging from 100 to the first, 85 to the second, 70 to the third, and so on. All
read more