In a statement issued on social media today, 17th November 2020, James Dabill has announced his retirement as a professional rider in motorcycle trials.
Dabill has ridden competitively for almost 20 years and has ridden for Beta, Montesa, Vertigo and Gas Gas factories.
He issued the following statement on facebook social media:
Fans, friends and family.
The time has come for me to inform you guys that I will retire from riding the Trial World Championship and at the professional level.
This was a decision that didn’t come easy to make but I made it with a smile on my face as I know it’s the correct time to walk away.
From such a young age I have been able to live my dream of becoming a professional trials rider and that was all thanks to my amazing parents for sacrificing everything to help me on this crazy journey.
When I look back on almost 2 decades of riding in the world championship it fills me with pride to have achieved what I have and to have met and worked with some of the most amazing people in our sport.
There is too many names to mention but I am sure you all know who you are and I want you to know that I will be forever greatful and in your debt.
I am sure I will see everyone in the paddock again soon but for now it’s a fond farewell.
Thank you to everyone and I wish you all the best.
We all at Trials Guru wish James all success in whatever route he chooses to take, following his retirement from top level competition.