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Toni Bou Perfect 10!

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Toni Bou (Centre) takes his tenth X-Trial World Title, Albert Cabestany (Left) and Adam Raga (Right) – Photo: Trial Magazine UK

Toni Bou – Repsol Honda made it ten titles in a row with a faultless display at the final round 2016 FIM X-Trial World Championship in Marseille, France. Bou overcame some initial nerves during qualification to then go on to dominate the final with a totally clean performance. However Toni’s route to his tenth straight crown in this series was anything but easy as the title fight went to the very last section of the night.

Albert Cabestany – Sherco pushed Bou hard throughout the evening and was a worthy runner-up on the night. Adam Raga – TRS had to finally be content with third place as the Spanish trio finished well clear of eventual fourth placed Takahisa Fujinami – Repsol Honda. The final order in the general standings amongst the main three protagonists was confirmed as Bou, Raga and Cabestany respectively.

A very relieved Bou said. “I am so happy to finally take this tenth title, it just feels so incredible and almost difficult to believe. I felt so much pressure tonight, perhaps more than when I won my first title and you saw this with the mistakes I made early in qualification. Thankfully I recovered with some better riding and in the final it was the perfect way to finish the championship with a completely clean lap.”

Qualification – Wild card rider Jaime Busto – Repsol Honda stole an initial advantage over Eddie Karlsson – Montesa in the first dual lane race of the night, as the young pairing open qualification that comprised of five long and technical sections. Despite having to ride out front Karlsson showed great composure as he lost two marks in the first hazard. In contrast Busto again failed to show his true talent and had to wait until the final section to avoid a maximum score. With a total of twenty-two marks Eddie ended the night one better than Jamie as the duo finished seventh and eighth respectively.

It was a close call between Fujinami and Alexandre Ferrer – Sherco in the next head to head sprint, but it was the Japanese protagonist who got the nod. This was to prove a good omen for Fujinami as he produced his best performance of the season to finally claim a place in the final with a tally of fourteen marks. Despite great support from the noisy home fans Ferrer was unable to make it through to the main event and had to settle for sixth spot overall.

The next pairing proved to be a mismatch as Cabestany delivered an incredible ride losing just two marks after be being beaten by Jeroni Fajardo – Vertigo in their dual lane encounter. Whilst Albert’s showing would prove to put him top of qualification Fajardo endured an inconsistent outing that would finally rule him out of the final and into fifth position as he fived the last hazard on the opening lap.

A crash on the first pipe in the race as he lined up against Raga confirmed just how nervous Bou was. A further fail on the second section for Toni really showed just how tense the reigning champion was during the early part of his opening lap, but typically he recovered strongly not dropping any further marks to book his place in the final. Raga was robust in his approach throughout and only a two mark ride in the fifth hazard prevented him matching Cabestany’s score. However Adam’s tally still took him into the final in second place behind Albert, but in front of Toni.

Final – With Fujinami soon out of the hunt, it was left to the Spanish threesome to fight it out one more time. Raga found himself trailing his two main rivals early on after a below par ride in the first section in the final which was ridden in the reverse direction, as was the case with all the other hazards. Very little separated Bou, Cabestany and Raga throughout what proved to be a low scoring and tense finale meaning that the championship was not decided until the very last section of the series. Raga applied the pressure one last time with a stunning sign off ride, but with Bou matching his performance and Cabestany taking a more calculated approach Adam still ended the evening in third and just short of stopping Toni taking a tenth title.

News-feed courtesy of Trials Magazine UK

Lampkin on Trials Guru

The name ‘Lampkin’ is synonymous with off-road motorcycle sport. It has to be the most famous of all families associated with motorcycling in the world.

Trials Guru are proud to release a feature page dedicated to the Lampkin family, with informative articles and photos from our regular contributors. We start with Alan R.C. Lampkin’s story of a life in motorcycle sport.

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Scott Trial Re-Union supremo, Alan R.C. ‘Sid’ Lampkin seen here with Trials Guru’s John Moffat in November 2014 – Photo: John Hulme/Trials Media
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Martin Lampkin (Bultaco) Photo: Mike Rapley

As close family friend and former trials competitor, Blackie Holden said: The Lampkin family can be summed up in one word – winners. There is something very special about them, from a very early age I remember their tremendous ‘will to win’ it is immense. Whether it be a game of noughts and crosses or a 500 GP, the competitive element with them is incredible. It’s not in a nasty way, they just have to win”.

Read all about ‘Lampkin of Silsden’ on Trials Guru

Go straight to: Lampkin of Silsden


TRS Motorcycles launch the – TRS ONE

TRS - Launch 2015
TRS ONE – Launched by former World Trials Champion, Jordi Tarres. The official UK importer is 10 times consecutive British Champion, Steve Saunders.

TRS launches to hit the market strongly with the new TRS ONE.

The new trial Brand announced its creation end 2013 and is now ready to

start the definitive arrival with the new trial model TRS ONE in three

displacements, 300, 280 and 250 cc.

During these two years previous to the presentation of the bike, the TRS

engineers and technical crew, have used the support from all kind of

professionals contributing to assure the right and proper evolution, reliability

and quality of the model itself.


TRS will soon start its production at the industrial facilities that the brand has

in Sant Fruitós del Bages (Barcelona), where the company has the R & D

department and from where bikes and other related products will de supplied

to the domestic market and the rest of the world (North and South America,

Europe as a whole, Japan and Australia).

TRS has arrived precisely on a tumultuous situation concerning the world of

trial in general terms and some of its factories more concretely, with a full

business plan for both, the product and the sporting activity.


SOME WORDS FROM JORDI TARRES: “TRS was born thanks to our passion for

Trial and experience accumulated over more than 30 years.

Due to the size of the project, we decided to work with lot of care since its

conception, design and industrialization using always the best and most

advanced technologies.

We have achieved our goal, a compact and light motorcycle in terms of weight,

with the necessary reliability and robustness to fight against any kind of


We have managed to supply a new and different feeling when riding it, due to

its geometry and suspension, becoming a real attractive and easy adaptation

for al kind of riders regardless of their level.

65 kg. offers a real feeling of lightness without damaging stability and giving the

real possibility to climb up to the top.

The engine has been developed and designed specifically for the practice of

trial, taking into consideration each and every single part of it to ensure the

best performance and maximum power, and placing inside numerous technical

improvements that make it unique in the market.

We have brought the bike at the highest level of “stress” during the time of

development and testing, to ensure the best success when reaching the



Prices are yet to be released, the official UK importer is Steve Saunders who is confident that supplies of this new machine will be available in the UK by October, 2015.


SSDT 2015 Nevis Radio Coverage

The annual Scottish Six Days Trial starts on Monday 4th May until Saturday 9th May in Fort William and surrounding Lochaber and down into Perthshire.

The event which has been organised by the Edinburgh & District Motor Club Ltd since 1911 is always over-subscribed and covers some 600 miles during the week long excursion.

Dubbed many years ago as the ‘Sporting holiday in the Highlands’ it is far from being a holiday for most of the riders as it is still regarded as a fairly hard event to compete in.

The clerk of course is Jeff Horne from Perth and he has found some interesting new hazards for 2015.

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Jeff Horne is the SSDT Clerk of the Course 2015

There is a new event secretary, Mieke De Vos, a Dutch born mathematics teacher who lives not far from Edinburgh. Mieke has been around the SSDT for a few years now and was the finish marshal at last year’s event.

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Mieke De Vos is the new SSDT Secretary for 2015

Nevis Radio will once again be covering the SSDT live every morning from the Parc Ferme situated in Fort William’s West End. Nevis Radio is the only media group covering the event. You can listen live on your mobile device or home computer. Coverage begins every morning at 07.00 GMT.

The presenters will be Station Manager David Ogg, Si Abberley and The Moffster (aka Trials Guru – or John Moffat if you prefer!). Security will be covered by ‘Big’ John Weller another of the regular Nevis Radio weekly presenters drafted in for SSDT week!

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The Nevis Radio Crazy Outside Broadcast Team for the SSDT – From left: David Ogg (The Oggster); John Moffat (The Moffster) & ‘Big John’ Weller – The Security Man!

The coverage will once again be sponsored by Michelin Competition and Trial Magazine, Britain’s foremost trials only full-colour magazine.

The Moffster (Left) interviews 12 times World Trials Champion Dougie Lampkin on Nevis Radio.

Keep tuned to NEVIS RADIO during Scottish week, whether you are in attendance or at home working!

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Listen to Nevis Radio

Scottish Six Days Trial … Historic Programme selection

Steve Saunders (RTL270 Rothmans Honda HRC) on Lagnaha in the 1986 Scottish Six Days - © – Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.
Steve Saunders (RTL270 Rothmans Honda HRC) on Lagnaha in the 1986 Scottish Six Days – © – Iain Lawrie, Kinlochleven.

Retrotrials has uploaded a nice selection of past official programmes of the Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) on their website.

Why not skip across and have a look?

Click Here

The 1967 SSDT programme cover featured the 1966 winner, Alan Lampkin on his factory BSA 748MOE
The 1967 SSDT programme cover featured the 1966 winner, Alan Lampkin on his factory BSA 748MOE

Emma Picks up her WWTC award 2014!

Emma Bristow 2014 Womens Worls Trial Champion
Emma Bristow seen here with her boyfriend and fellow trials rider, James Fry at Jerez, Spain. (Photo FIM Press)



Emma Bristow, Lincolnshire, England was presented with the 2014 FIM Womens’ World Trials Championship during the FIM Gala at Jerez, Spain. Emma is also ACU British Ladies Champion 2014. Well done Emma what a year you have had!

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Trials Guru, John Moffat has a quick word with FIM Womens World Trial Champion, Emma Bristow at the start of the 2014 Scott Centenary Trial in October. (Photo courtesy: Penny Hutchinson, Leeds)
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Sammy Miller; Emma Bristow & World Trials Champion Tony Bou at the FIM Gala in Jerez – Photo Copyright: Mark Walters Photography. Lochgilphead.