The first week in May once again sees the focus of the motorcycle trials world turn to the Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) and its base for the event, Fort William on the shores of Lock Linnhe in Scotland. The competition is the largest trials event in the world offering 280 international competitors six days of trials action in the mountainous Highland location.
This year Michelin, in association with Trial Magazine, will be bringing live information on the morning of each of the six days with the Nevis Radio Station based in the start area. Hosted by John Weller and John Moffat the show will include live rider interviews along with the latest SSDT news.
2016 saw Dougie Lampkin take his record-breaking 10th win on his Spanish fuel-injected Vertigo. While Gas Gas rider, Michael Brown, followed in second place with Lampkin’s fellow Vertigo rider, James Dabill, in third. All top three riders chose to compete on Michelin tyres. The Michelin brand has a long and proud sporting heritage with the SSDT going back to the late-1970s, taking the first Michelin win in 1981 with French rider, Gilles Burgat and continuing through to the most recent in 2016 with Lampkin.
Each of the six days are very demanding with the most extreme of conditions experienced, but in a male dominated sport the undisputed queen of motorcycle trials, Emma Bristow, is making her mark. The Ladies World and British Trials Champion also chooses Michelin tyres for the tough terrain and will return on her Sherco with the goal to improve on her 42nd position at the 2016 event.