Records or ‘Benchmark’ targets are always there to be beaten; it’s the dream of many younger trials riders to aim for the ultimate goal, to set a record or aim for the benchmark to achieve a certain standard. In my opinion, winning the iconic and world famous Scottish Six Days Trial is a prime example of a benchmark, and may be more achievable than a FIM Trial World Championship title – I dare you to ask any trials rider which he would prefer to win! Over the last few years we have seen Toni Bou win 27 FIM World Championships, some record I am sure we will all agree; is he the best motorcycle trials rider we have ever seen? In the FIM world it’s a strong yes, just check out the statistics; but move away from the arena of indoor and outdoor events and we see a very different picture, as we are about to find out.

Words: Yoomee – Pictures: Trials Media

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