Vertigo rider Miquel Gelabert – in his sixth participation this season behind the handlebars of a Vertigo Nitro RSR – achieved fourth position in the TrialGP of Italy.
Vertigo returns to the top of the world championship. This weekend saw the eleventh and twelfth points-paying events in the TrialGP World Championship held in Sestrière, Italy. The Vertigo ridden by Miquel Gelabert, took fourth place on the second day of competition in the competition’s elite category. This was the fifth and sixth round of the World Championship in which the returning Spanish rider has taken part, currently showing fine physical fitness and great riding form astride the Vertigo Nitro RSR. On Saturday in Sestrière, Gelabert, who was lumbered with having to be among the first TrialGP starters to tackle the sections, finished in seventh position. On Sunday, with a better display of pace, he finished in a more than creditable fourth place. The rider now holds tenth spot in the championship standings as the competition reaches its midway point.
Lampkin, in the battle for the podium
Alfie Lampkin did not have the most inspired Italian Grand Prix. The British rider struggled all weekend to close the gap on his rivals in the standings, but fell short of achieving his aim. Two sixth-place finishes keep him in fourth position in the championship standings, which will be decided in the final GP of the year, in France.
Trial2: Spreafico in the top ten
Italian rider Mattia Spreafico rode with his head held high at his home GP and managed to finish the two days of competition in the top ten of the class: he replicated ninth place on both Saturday and Sunday. Team-mate Pau Martinez had a good day on Saturday, posting seventh, but on Sunday he sustained a foot injury and ended up seventeenth. Neither Adrià Mercadé nor Emile Mattheeuws managed to get on the scoresheet overall. The Catalan was 27th on Saturday and the Belgian 34th on Sunday, reflecting their best results.
Yiatrou improves day by day in Trial2 Women
Australian rider Lillie Yiatrou seems to be getting the hang of the Trial2 Women championship in her first full year and her consistency moved her up to sixth in the class standings. Ninth and eighth places went to Yiatrou in Sestrière in a very demanding race in the women’s promotion category.
The TrialGP World Championship will have its last round on 2 and 3 September in the French town of Vertolaye. It will be the final shot for the Vertigo riders to prove their worth in the world championship.