Avondale Management are pleased to announce an exciting new element that will get the action underway on Saturday 28th December 2019 when Sheffield Indoor Trial celebrates its 25th anniversary at the FlyDSA arena. Four of Europe’s best young riders will take part in their own shoot-out competition to determine which two will make it through to the main event and have the unique opportunity to go head to head with the World’s best.
Three British youngsters, from the country’s current rich pool of emerging talent, have been selected along with the latest Spanish teenage sensation to take part in what promises to be a tense and explosive opening to this year’s event. Toby Martyn, Dan Peace, Jack Peace and Pau Martinez will be the lucky four who will fight it out to book their spot alongside the pre-selected six riders who will be headed up by the reigning King of Sheffield Toni Bou.
Nineteen-year-old Martyn from Cornwall unfortunately failed to make the cut for the final earlier this year when he made his Sheffield Indoor Trial debut, but he is back once again and looking to build upon this experience. After losing the FIM Trial2 title in 2018 on a tie-break, Toby stayed on in the class this season and slipped to fourth, however that is just a small blip on a career trajectory that should carry him into the World elite.
Another rider making just his second appearance at Sheffield is Jack Peace. The nineteen-year-old Yorkshire rider finished a firm fourth in the 2019 ACU British Solo Trial Championship in his first year with Sherco. Jack first rose to international prominence when he dominated the 2016 FIM Trial 125cc Cup with ten wins and three runners-up finishes from thirteen starts. Since then he has competed in the Trial2 category of the FIM Trial World Championship and ended the year in seventh this season – slipping two places from his 2018 finishing position – with his best result a second at the opening round at TrialGP Italy.
The elder of the Yorkshire Trial-riding brothers by two years, twenty-one-year-old Dan Peace will be making his Steel City debut and he will be keen to impress in front of a home crowd. Now also Sherco mounted, Dan has had a momentous season contesting his first FIM X-Trial World Championship event and making the move up to the premier TrialGP class outdoors. A wild card rider at the opening 2019 X-Trial round in Hungary, Dan more than held his own to come home eighth and then went on to finish his first season in the premier TrialGP class in eleventh after ending 2018 in fourth in Trial2.
At just sixteen years old – he will not turn seventeen until early January – Spain’s Pau Martinez will be the youngest-ever competitor in the history of the Sheffield Indoor Trial, although he is not here just to make up the numbers. The 2019 FIM European Youth Champion, Pau also finished sixth in the Trial125 class of the FIM Trial World Championship and claimed a debut podium finish with third on day two of TrialGP Japan, and so is more than ready to compete on the big stage.
These four young riders will all hugely appreciate the support of the normally noisy and encouraging Sheffield crowd that will again pack the famous arena in late December.
Ticket prices are held again at the same level as the previous editions – £32.50 for adults and £22.50 for under 14s. Standard tickets can be purchased from the arena box office – 0114 256 56 56 or online at www.flydsaarena.co.uk
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