Sunday January 7th 2018

We spent a lot of our Saturday in front of the Computer Screen, watching the live video from Sheffield - there was some very good coverage by a number of people, showing the very difficult obstacles. ( We saw Toni Bou go over the bars)
The skill of these riders is unbelievable, and as expected it turned out to be a close battle between Toni Bou (Honda) and Adam Raga. (TRS)  -

The stadium was packed for this event which is now dedicated to the late Martin Lampkin. ( Dougie could be seen running around checking on things ) - we also saw our English contact Heath Brindley shooting pics for Trial Mag: and will post some of these later.

Welsh Lad and World Outdoor Trial GP2 Champion, Iwan Roberts was riding his first ever Indoor on the TRS and did really well, but with so many long difficult hazards, both him and Jack Price  finished well down the  results.      ( On many sections they would be clean right until the very last part before “Fiving”)  New Beta Factory signing Albert Cabestany was not there, and neither was Fajardo.
Only the top four riders went into the final, these being Bou, Raga, Casales and Gelabert   - It was surprising to see neither Busto or Dabill qualify for the Final.

This was perhaps the one section that was the ticket into the final - Adam failed this ( but did OK on the rest) However James Dabill really gave this all he had on the Beta - leaping back down (feet up)  twice, before taking a “5″ - The fans were going wild ( You can see Dougie watching in the corner) - pic by John Hulme Trial Mag UK
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1/ Toni Bou - Honda -           8pts
2/ Adam Raga -TRS -            18pts
3/ Migele Gelabert - Sherco -  26pts
4/ Jorge Casales - Vertigo -   30pts

First round
1/ Toni Bou -    Honda -9pts
2/ Adam Raga - TRS - 10pts
3/ Jorge Casales - Vertigo -  19pts
4/ Migele Gelabert - Sherco -20pts
5/ Jaime Busto  -Gas Gas - 22pts
6/ James Dabill - Beta ——23pts
7/ Iwan Roberts  - TRS —-30pts
8/ Jack Price - Gas Gas -    30pts

Here are some videos taken by Wendy McKay ( Harry’s wife) at the Martin Lampkin Indoor Arena Trial at Sheffield.

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And one from John Knowles Bolton  - ( Bou fived this section)


Cody Webb took the win at the Super Enduro on Saturday in Germany.
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Here is a “Blast from the Past” posted by  Steve Troupe - it shows Sparky Bill in the center after winning a National Trial in Ontario back in the day. - The guy with the long hair on his left is Francois from Winnipeg, who headed up the Take Five Trials club - He brought a few of his members to our events in Alberta and BC, but appears to have dropped out of the sport since the club disbanded some time ago.

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MX News - Marvin Musquin took the win at the Anaheim Super X on Saturday night.


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