Trial European Championship: day 2
Spanish Gabriel Marcelli (Montesa) clinched the European title in the most prestigious class while the European Junior Cup went to Austrian Marco Mempor (Beta) and the European Over 40 Cup to Italian Andrea Soulier (Beta). Nobody of these three champions won in the final round held in Brezova, Czech Republic: they used their important lead acquired previously to reach their goal.
To climb the highest step of podium in the championship class was Spanish Francesc Moret (Montesa) , almost a veteran attending this category, always in the top positions. Marcelli arrived just behind him and ahead of an other country mate, Aniol Gelabert (Scorpa) who, thanks this performance, climbed to the third place in the final standings. Vice-campion Italian Gianluca Tournour (Gas Gas) ,today only in fourth position.
Still a victory for French Kieran Touly (Scorpa) in the Junior class but Mempor yielded to him only by the number of cleans, because both scored the same points. Third today and second in the championship, Norwegian Mattias Vold Gunvaldsen (TRRS), winner at the first round in Pietramurata. Very regular Italian Andrea Gabutti (TRRS) who grabbed the third final place.
Soulier, champion in Over 40 class, finished only in third place a Brezova. He was beaten by two times European champion German Markus Kipp (TRRS) and still European champion in the past Dutch John Van Veelen (Gas Gas). Both these two followed Soulier on final podium of this class.
Slovakian Simon Sordyl (Gas Gas) triumphed in the International II class.
With the final prize-giving of all championships and cups, the FIM Europe Trials world declared close its 28th edition of this prestigious series.