MICHELIN AT THE 2018 SCOTTISH SIX DAYS TRIAL


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.

The competition is the largest trials event in the world offering 282 international competitors six days of trials action in the mountainous Highland location, which covers a large and varied type of terrain. The event puts competitors through the most extreme of conditions with a total of 180 hazards covered over the course of 500 miles.

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 start area. Hosted by John Weller and John Moffat the show will include live rider interviews along with the latest SSDT news on its hugely popular radio station.

Dougie Lampkin took his record-breaking 11th win on his Spanish fuel-injected Vertigo in 2017, parting with a single mark on the final day. Lampkin has now dominated the event since 2012 with consecutive victories. On his Gas Gas, Jack Price followed in second place with fellow Gas Gas rider, Michael Brown, in third. All top three riders chose to compete on Michelin X-Light tyres.

The Michelin brand has a proud sporting heritage with the SSDT stretching back over forty years. Taking the first Michelin win in 1981 was French rider, Gilles Burgat on an Italian SWM, with Lampkin’s win on in 2017 the most recent for Michelin.

In a male-dominated sport, the undisputed queen of motorcycle trials, Emma Bristow, returns once more to the event. The current 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 40th position at the 2017 event.

Follow all the latest news and updates from the Scottish Six Days Trial at www.ssdt.org

For more information on Michelin tyres visit www.moto.michelin.co.uk

 

 

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