12 months to the Trail World Championships
Whilst it may still be over twelve months away plans for the UK round of the SPEA FIM Trial World Championship, which will be hosted at Nevis Range just outside Fort William, Scotland in June 2010 preparations continue to move forward at some pace. Britain’s multi World champion Dougie Lampkin was recently granted special permission to visit the upper part of the venue to get a first hand look at what the World’s best trials riders will face next June.
“I already know from the Scottish Six Days Trial that the area around Fort William boasts some of the best trial terrain found anywhere in the World, so it comes of no surprise to me that Nevis Range has all the ingredients to produce what could potentially be one of the best rounds the championship has seen for some time. What is really nice, is that the terrain lends itself to some classic British type sections that will be a real treat for the foreign competitors and that should suit our home riders down to the ground.” Dougie stated.
Lampkin having recently won the World famous Scottish Six Days Trial for the fifth time, the UK round of the 2010 SPEA FIM Trial World Championship could just provide the ideal conditions for Dougie to claim his 100th Grand Prix win that has eluded him over the past couple of seasons.
The superb venue at Nevis Range was subject to a visit by the FIM last week, as part of the homologation process, which is now required to be a part of the SPEA FIM Trial World Championship. FIM Trial Commission President Jean-Marc Crumiere was joined by ACU representative Dave Willoughby at the official inspection. All the necessary facilities were noted, and met or surpassed the standards needed to host the series of three events over the next three years, which includes the Trial Des Nations in 2011.
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