Trial European Championship: day 1

Trial European Championship: day 1

Andrea Sofia Rubino

Norwegian Ingveig Hakonsen (TRRS) and Spanish Pau Martinez (Vertigo) are the first 2019 European champions in Women and Youth’s classes. Last round was held  in a nice forest near in Brezova, North-West of Czech Republic.

If the Youth title got by Martinez was quite expected and he caught it arriving second behind British Jack Dance (Gas Gas), on the contrary it was a bit surprising that Hakonsen beat her rival Italian Alex Brancati (Beta) in the final standing, just  for the discriminant of having got the best performance in this race, the last one.

Hakonsen won today starting soon strongly: she cleaned the whole first lap and lost 3 marks in the second one. Brancati finished in fourth, having collected two fives:  one n each lap. Her score was 5 and 6. Between the two protagonists of this championship, German Vivian Wachs (TRRS) and American Magdalene Hoover (Gas Gas) They scored 7 and 10 points, respectively.

Brancati lost the championship by one single point, because if she had finished third, she would have stayed ahead of Hakonsen in the championship. The Norwegian’s showed more freshness in this final part of the season, topping the rostrum twice. Third in championship, Hoover.

Martinez yielded to his number one contender Dance by few points, but thanks to his previous three victories, he assured the title. The competition was easy even for them. It was important to demonstrate maturity keeping calm and cool , because any mistake would rather be recovered. Both the still challengers for the crown scored 10 points at the turning point. Then Dance did his best and closed the second lap with just 3 marks. Martinez made 8 penalties and reached that second place necessary to clinch the title.

Behind these twos, German Jonathan Heidel (TRRS), whose total score was 31.

In the championship British Ben Dignan (Gas Gas).

First success for very young Italian Andrea Sofia Rabino (Beta) in the Woman International.

On top in the Youth International, French Audry Agnolin (Gas Gas),

To-morrow an other European title and two European Cups will be assigned on the same circuit.

Mario Candellone

Andry Agnolin