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The final round is on Saturday 1pm start, the best three scores in this series count towards the final positions and awards in the series.



Presentation 2014

The presentation of Awards will be held at Scarborough Rugby Club on Saturday 8th November. The committee would welcome suggestions from members as to what the format should be, we are considering having a meal. There will be the Air Ambulance Electric Bike Draw, tickets will be on sale at the next few events.

Final 2014 Wednesday night trial

Provisional Results are now in Results.
Thanks to all that helped to put this event on and thanks to those who tidied up afterwards and Karen in the canteen.

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Clean sweep for Gas Gas

It was an historic day for the well known Spanish manufacturer yesterday, when Gas Gas topped the podium in all three classes of the latest round of the 2014 FIM Trial World Championship held in La Mongie, France.
In the World Pro division Adam Raga – Gas Gas continued his French love affair as he recorded yet another victory in his country of choice. Raga defeated series leader Toni Bou – Repsol Honda by the merest of margins and in doing so extended his record to ten wins at the French GP, his first coming way back in 2004.
In the FIM Trial World Cup category, it was recently turned sixteen year old Arnau Farre – Gas Gas who was very much the surprise winner. The teenager from Spain's previous best result was seventh at the British GP prior to his hard fought win on French soil.
Finally in the FIM 125 Trial Cup Teo Colairo – Gas Gas took full advantage of competing in front of his home fans as he recorded his first win of the season to cement his runners up placing in the general standings with one round still remaining.
All three winners will now be able to savour their success over the next month before the FIM Trial World Championship resumes after its traditional summer break at the final round in Spain come early September.

Second place for Bou, tied with the winner
In the antepenultimate round of the 2014 Trial World Championship, held today in France, Toni Bou and his main rival for the championship, Adam Raga, finished the race with the same points. The time used to complete the zones decided the winner, which was Raga, with the Repsol Honda Team rider in second place, as he finished the itinerary in a longer time. 
A small mistake in two zones prevented Toni Bou from taking another victory in the Trial World Championship. A too easy race put an end to his winning streak of four consecutive races that put him on the World Championship lead. Two errors in the first and second lap during a low difficulty round were the only mistakes made by the Repsol Honda rider, who in the last lap finished without any penalty. Nevertheless, it took him more time than his rival and that is what decided the winner of the round. His team mate at the Repsol Honda Team, Takahisa Fujinami, had a good start of the race, but was unable to keep the pace in the next two laps. He finished in sixth place and lost a position in the Trial World Championship overall standings. The Japanese is now fifth and will fight in the next two races to recover his place.
The next round for the Repsol Honda Team will be the Spanish Trial Grand Prix, the last double round of the World Championship, which will be held in the town of Arnedo –La Rioja–, next September 6 and 7.
Toni Bou: "I think I didn't do a bad race, but in such an easy trial I was too afraid of making mistakes that might compromise the Championship. The terrain was amazing and they might have set much more difficult zones, but they wanted to make them easy for everyone. It is a pity to lose by so little, but we need to look at the positive side: we still have an advantage of seven points in the Championship, which is very good. We'll try to manage that advantage until the last Grand Prix to try and achieve our objective".
Takahisa Fujinami: "The zones were fairly easy and I made some mistakes that made me gather points again and again. I knew I was making mistakes and had no margin to recover. I tried to finished fifth, but in the end I was sixth when I could have been even further back. I will try to recover fully from my knee injury in August and do my best in the last two races".

Raga steals win to take title fight to the wire
Adam Raga – Gas Gas stole the narrowest of wins at today's French Grand Prix held at the ski resort of La Mongie to take the fight for the 2014 FIM Trial World Championship to the wire. 
Raga defeated current series leader Toni Bou – Repsol Honda by three minutes and eighteen seconds after the arch rivals could not be separated by any means other than the overall time taken by each rider to complete today's event. Adam, having completed the Trial in the faster time. Both Raga and Bou finished on two marks, with the same number of cleans, ones, twos, threes and fives, after three laps of twelve sections out on the mountain course. Bou will now take a seven point advantage to his home GP in just over a month's time, when he will hope to keep Raga at bay as he looks to seal a record breaking eighth straight title. 
Jeroni Fajardo – Beta followed up the third place he scored at the last round in Great Britain with another podium placing, his fourth of the season to date. Fajardo's return to form sees him move into fourth spot and now above Takahisa Fujinami – Repsol Honda in the general standings after the Japanese rider slumped to sixth spot today. Jeroni ended the day on thirteen marks, nine in front of Albert Cabestany – Sherco who with his fourth position failed to make it onto the rostrum for the second time in a row. Jorge Casales – Gas Gas rounded out the top five as he looked far more confident on the dry rocks than he had in the wetter conditions of the two previous events. 
France's highest placed rider in the World Pro class was Alexandre Ferrer – Sherco in seventh, who saw off Pol Tarres – Sherco and Matteo Grattarola – Gas Gas by a good margin as this Spanish / Italian pairing finished eighth and ninth respectively. James Dabill – Beta suffered his equal worst result of the 2014 campaign to date as he placed tenth after he complained throughout the day about his bike lacking power due to the high altitude venue. 
The fierce looking boulder fields on the grassy hillsides above the town where all the majority of the sections were located actually rode far easier than expected, which resulted in low scoring and nervous battles in all three classes. Bou was far from pleased with the lack of severity, and made his thoughts known at the finish. 
Spain's Arnau Farre – Gas Gas was a shock winner in FIM Trial World Cup category today. Having only scored championship points at two previous rounds so far this season, Farre was an unlikely victor in a low scoring and tight fight at the top end of this class. Arnau eventually edged out his compatriot and overall championship leader Jaime Busto – Beta by a single mark after three tense laps of competition. On a day of firsts, Britain's Jack Price – Gas Gas recorded his first podium placing as he came home on seven marks, the same total as Busto, but lost out on a most cleans tie-break having notched up three less faultless rides than his Spanish rival. With Franz Kadlec – Beta finishing down in fifth, having missed out on the win by a mere two marks, Busto now heads the general standings by fourteen points with just his home GP remaining. 
With the 2014 FIM 125 Trial Cup already won by Gael Chatagno – Sherco who rode up in the FIM Trial World Cup class today where he finished seventeenth, the path was clear for a new winner. His French compatriot Teo Colairo – Gas Gas duly stepped up to the challenge to record his victory of the campaign and on home soil. Colairo's victory means he has now also secured the runners up spot in the series with two counting days still to go. Thomas Minta – Sherco made it three-second places from three starts, but was disappointed not to have gone one better today after he was the early leader with a clean opening lap. Switzerland's Noe Pretalli – JTG completed today's podium to seal third spot in the 2014 rankings ahead of the final round in Spain, which will play out in early September.

Raga’s French connection
Last year the French Trial GP marked the finale of the series, however this time around the 2014 FIM Trial World Championship has one more stop before the title can be decided. Isola 2000, a ski resort in the southern Alps, hosted the 2013 French encounter which was an enthralling episode as Adam Raga – Gas Gas won the opening day to make the eventual champion Toni Bou – Repsol Honda wait twenty-four hours before he claimed his latest FIM prize. 
Raga has a good record of results on French soil and will look to exploit this fact today as he looks to close the gap on Bou in the current title fight. Adam's first victory in France was in Valdeblore back in 2004 and was to mark the start of a winning run that has stretched over the past decade. Raga has also won twice in Ales (2005), once in Maisse (2008), on single occasions in Breal Sous Monfort (2011) and La Bresse (2012) and no less than three times at Isola 2000. 
With very similar terrain to Isola 2000, Adam will be hoping that that La Mongie, another French ski resort, becomes another happy hunting ground for the Gas Gas teamster today.

La Mongie welcomes Trial
The French ski resort of La Mongie situated just over two hundred kilometres south west of the city of Toulouse will host tomorrow's Trial GP. This is the penultimate stop of the 2014 FIM Trial World Championship. With the paddock located at sixteen hundred metres and the top sections on the mountainous course being at two thousand metres, this is the highest Grand Prix of the year. A popular destination for alpine pursuits during the winter season, the normally snow covered valleys are currently awash with green pastures, wild donkeys and rock filled crevasses which will host tomorrow's competition. From the centre of the village the opening two hazards can be seen high in the distance just below a towering peak that still has a considerable amount of snow in its shadow. The riders will then traverse the steep mountainside to take in two more pairs of sections before arriving at the main and final group of six sections just below the road that weaves its way to the summit. This is the second World class two wheel event to visit the region this week, with the colourful road graffiti still present revealing that Le Tour de France had ascended the famous Col du Tourmalet only on two days ago.