The latest signing for the company from Girona will be riding a Gas Gas TXT 300 Racing in the World Indoor and Outdoor Trial Championships. Dabill will also take part in the Spanish Trial Championship, as well as such prestigious international trial events as the Scottish Six Days of Trial and the Scott Trial.
Gas Gas and James Dabill join together for their plans for the future. This benchmark rider in British trial over the last decade is to join the Gas Gas Factory FG Trial Team as official rider for the brand during the next two seasons where he will be taking part in three great competitions: the indoor X-Trial World Championshipand the outdoor World Trial Championship, as well as the Spanish Trial Championship. Dabill’s competition schedule for next year also includes prestigious international events such as the Scottish Six Days of Trial and the Scott Trial.
James Dabill, is the reigning British trial champion, which is a title he has won on seven occasions. This 30 year old rider from Yorkshire is to make his debut as official Gas Gas rider in Sheffield, the first of four dates of the World X-Trial starting 9th January in the UK. The newly signed rider for the company based in Girona is to make a start riding the new Gas Gas TXT300 Racing in the X-Trial World Championship as the top rider for the brand in this international competition.
The big winning British rider has arrived at Gas Gas after having finished a great season and treasures a career full of wins. As well as his seven titles as British champion we should take note of his two victories in the SSDT (2007 & 2011) and his three triumphs in the Scott Trial (2010, 2014 & 2016). These wins are added to his Junior World and European titles that he won in 2005 in 2006 respectively.
With the signing of Dabill, ninth and seventh classified in the last Indoor and Outdoor World Championships, Gas Gas is reinforcing its world beating team in the maximum category of trial after having achieved world dominance in the 2016 Trial125 and Trial2 championships, thanks to Jack Peace and Jack Price, and World Champion runner-up in Trial Women with Sandra Gómez.
James Dabill: “I guess I will start by saying how excited I am to start this new adventure with Gas Gas and I really can’t wait to start working with Marc Colomer –Gas Gas Sports Manager- and all the team in Girona. I am super happy that Gas Gas have put their confidence in me to be a factory rider and with knowing the bike is very, very good and I’m sure that we can create some great results together.
It almost feels like I’m back home. All that is left to say is a BIG thank you to Manel Jané and everybody at Vertigo for giving me such an amazing opportunity and experience the last couple of years. I am forever grateful.”
JAMES DABILL 18th April 1986, Leeds, West Yorkshire (United Kingdom)
7 British trial championship titles (from 2009 to 2011 and from 2014 to 2016)
Junior World Champion 2005
European Champion 2006
2 times winner of the SSDT (2007 and 2011)
3 times winner of the Scott Trial (2010, 2014 and 2016)
2017 X-Trial World Championship (indoor)
Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Wiener Neustadt (Germany)
2017 World Trial Championship (outdoor)
13th -14th May
26th -28th May
17th -18th June
Sant Julià de Lòria (Andorra)
24th -25th June
08th -09th July
Bradford (United Kingdom)
28th -30th July
Kingman (United States)
Sokolov (The Czech Republic)
Arco di Trento (Italy)
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