Whilst Toni Bou – Repsol Honda continues to dominate the World Pro class, it is a much different story through in the FIM Trial World Cup category where there have been three different winners in the three rounds to date of the 2015 FIM Trial World Championship and as such the series leader has also changed on three occasions.
France’s Benoit Bincaz – Scorpa was the surprise winner at the opening Trial Grand Prix in Motegi, Japan, with the previously unknown young French rider taking two relatively easy wins to become the initial leader in the general standings.
Back in Europe it was then the turn of Quentin Carles de Caudemberg – Beta, the 2013 FIM Youth Trial Cup winner making his presence felt in this tightly contested division. Keeping the French theme strong, Quentin just like his compatriot Bincaz had done in Japan rode to back-to-back victories at the second round of the series in the Czech Republic last weekend. This was sufficient to move Carles de Caudemberg to the head of the general rankings.
Move forward one week, and yesterday it was the turn of Britain’s Iwan Roberts – Beta to claim his first ever victory in the FIM Trial World Cup to add even more intrigue to this already exciting multi way title fight. With Carles de Caudemberg only managing ninth spot yesterday, Miquel Gelabert – Sherco now leads the championship race overall thanks to his sheer consistency. Miquel has not yet placed outside of the top five ahead of today’s encounter that promises to be another epic battle amongst the many front-runners who will battle one more time in the FIM Trial World Cup.