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European Trial Championship – The season starts in Trentino

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A spectacular photo of Ib Andersen: the rider from Norway is one of the favourites

In the next week-end the 24th edition of the European Trial championship is going to start in the same venue successfully chosen last year: the mountain village of Pietramurata, surrounded by the Alps chain scenery, in Trentino region, North-East of Italy.  

Two days of competitions for all the categories this championship counts. On Saturday on the stage there will be Youth and Women classes, fighting on the 12 sections to be repeated twice in the two loops.
Then, the day after, the more blazoned riders belonging to the Europe Class, Junior Class and Over 40, to mention the categories valid for the titles, will face 15 hazards twice on the same close circuit. Not only but other categories are admitted for riders that only wish to have fun without any stress to compete for a championship: on Saturday Youth International and Women International and on Sunday International 1 and 2.
This split in two of the still long list of international riders is something new for the incoming season. In this class it is possible to ride without subscribing an European licence, just showing the National one.
Everything is thought to encourage the participation of riders trying to keep costs lower as much as possible. Everything is on the direction to simplify procedures and to give to every rider the chance to compete enjoying the race, first of all. Environment, rules, particular care of young riders and women, all are the musts of these series from ever.
In the past some of the most famous world champions this motorcycling speciality can boast are passed through the crown of European champion before. We are talking chronologically of British Dougie Lampking and Spanish Adam Raga and Toni Bou, for instance.
The 2015 main championship will continue its rally remaining in Italy on July, 18th and 19th , still in the Alps, moving to West, close to French border, in Luserna San Giovanni, Val Pellice, not far from Turin. Two days for round #2 and round #3. Then the European circus will move to Belgium in the rich of trial-history town of Bilstain on the 16th of August, to finish in Grimmalp, Switzerland, the following week, in an other place well known for past appointments of big international events.
The championship reserved to Youth’s and Women’s consists of three rounds. The following two two events will be disputed on the eve of Bilstain and Grimmalp events respectively.