MICHELIN AT THE 2023 SCOTTISH SIX DAYS TRIAL
In a tradition dating back to 1909, the world of motorcycle trials once again sees the focus turn to the Scottish Six Days Trial and its base for the event, Fort William, on the shores of Lock Linnhe, Scotland. Organized by the Edinburgh & District Motor Club Ltd, starting on Monday the 1st of May and closing on Saturday the 6th of May 2023 the Scottish town embraces the event and its many followers from around the globe as it comes alive to motorcycle trials.
After the successful return of the event in 2022 from the Covid-19 pandemic the largest modern day trials competition in the world offers 288 international riders six days of action in this mountainous Highland location which covers a large and varied terrain to test the most capable of riders. Competitors face extreme conditions with a total of 180 sections covered over the demanding 500-mile course.
As in previous years, Michelin, in association with Trial Magazine, will be bringing live information on the morning of each of the six days with Nevis Radio based in the ‘Parc Ferme’ start area. Hosted by John Weller and John Moffat, the show, a registered charity also supports the local communities, will include live rider interviews, along with the latest SSDT news on its hugely popular radio station which has been associated with the event since 1996.
Great Britain’s Dougie Lampkin MBE, a 12 times FIM World Trials Champion, re-wrote the record books once again with a 13th win in 2022. In 2023 he rides for the first time with his young son Alfie, both Vertigo mounted. Expect strong opposition from two of the hottest young UK talents Jack Peace (Sherco) and Billy Green (Scorpa). Second on six occasions, expect Michael Brown (GASGAS) to be in the mix, these front running riders will all compete on Michelin tyres.
In a male-dominated sport, the undisputed queen of motorcycle trials with 8 FIM World titles, Emma Bristow, returns once more to the event. The ambitious Ladies World and ACU British Trials Champion also chooses Michelin tyres for the tough terrain and will return on her Sherco with the goal to improve on her best ride finishing in 29th position at the 2019 event.
Follow all the latest news and updates from the Scottish Six Days Trial at www.ssdt.org
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