Trial European Championship: day2 in France
Spanish Gabriel Marcelli (Montesa) , French Kieran Touly (Scorpa) and Italian Andrea Soulier (Beta) ruled in Ancelle, France, FIM Europe Trial Championship, round # 3.
Being too stressed the last year champion and leader until this round, Matteo Grattarola (Sembenini Nils Redmoto Montesa), decided to have a rest to prepare himself better for the hot final in the world championship and did not take part in this event. So the battle with his number one rival both in the world and European series has been postponed in September.
Marcelli thanked and won easily scoring 3 and one point in the two laps. More interesting the challenge for the positions behind him. It was an Italian matter, between 2015 European champion Gianluca Tournour (Gas Gas) and Lorenzo Gandola (Vertigo). Both scored 10 points in the first lap, then the former improved to 8, gaining the runner-up position.
In fourth and fifth two Spaniard’s: Aniol Gelabert (Scorpa) and Francesc Moret (Montesa). In the championship Marcelli overtook Grattarola: 270 points against 200.
Fresh world champion in Trial125 – the picture was taken in that occasion in Auron, France – Touly made his first appearance in the Junior class and was soon a success. With 2 regular loops with 6 mistakes each, he kept behind Spanish Pol Medinya (TRRS) and leader Austrian Marco Mempor (Beta) ended in this order.
Mempor is still leader in the championship with 255 points.
Third victory consecutive for Soulier in the Over 40 class. He gained by one single clean on German Markus Kipp (TRRS), who started very well and was leader with 2 points at the turning point. Soulier after a score of 6, cleaned the whole second lap, reach Kipp and beat him having collected 25 cleans against 24. Third Dutch John Van Veelen (Gas Gas). Soulier with 300 points is very close to the title.
In the International 2 class, the victory went to Italian Alessandro Nucifora (Jotagas).
Fourth and final round will be in Brezova, Czech Republic next Sunday.