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HISTORIC TRIALGP ITALY FOR VERTIGO

2017-09-17

Last round of the TrialGP World Championship took place this last weekend in Pietramurata (Italy). Still with chances to reach the third spot of the Championship Standings, our two factory riders Jeroni Fajardo and Toby Martyn were looking for a great result on Italian soil.

ln the TrialGP class Jeroni Fajardo didn't have a good qualification section on Saturday, he had to settle with a 7th place. Heavy overnight rain continued to fall during the morning, forcing the organizers to make changes in some sections. The mud left small grip on the opening lap, with all the riders struggling to keep their feet up on the foot pegs. Fajardo ended this first ride over the fifteen sections with 35 marks, a punctuation that increased dramatically after scoring 3 straight maximums on sections 7 to 9.

Second lap was far better as sections went dry. Fajardo felt more comfortable aboard his Fajardo Replica, something that was reflected on his score of 12 marks. With the other riders also being able to improve their performances, he had to settle with a 5th place, ending 9 points behind his former teammate James Dabill (Gas Gas). 

With this result, Fajardo couldn't take the third spot of the Championship Standings, however he kept the4th place, which is a result we have to be proud of taking into account the high level that is currently ruling the World Championship.  This was the end to the 2017 outdoor season, which has seen Fajardo take one podium at TrialGP USA day 2. 

 

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What Toby Martyn did last weekend in TrialGP Italy is hard to describe. This was just his first season in the World Championship, and he has caused quite a storm with a great second half of the season. In Pietramurata our young talent wrapped his third Qualifying victory in a row, which meant that he has finished the series as the rider with more wins. 

Last TrialGP Czech Republic was a disappointing one for Martyn, as he ended 9th after a difficult second lap. In Italy, he was looking for a better performance, not only to bounce back from last week, but also to give the series the best end possible. And so he did, Martyn made the perfect weekend by taking thetop spot on Sunday too, being this one his first ever victory in the World Championship and bringingVertigo its first win as well.

On the opening lap Martyn left 11 marks, bringing in great potential to take a podium position. His second lap was simply amazing, dropping 4 marks less with all his talent rising to a great extent aboard the Combat Ice Hell. He scored the best punctuation, only Petrella (TRS) with 8 points could keep up with the pace set by Martyn.

After several races ending very close to the desired victory, our rider was finally able to achieve it. This was the reward for all the hard work he has put in throughout the season. We have to consider it a huge success, as Martyn has been able to make it on the box three times this season as a rookie, with two 2nd places in Great Britain and USA plus the victory in Italy. In the end, Martyn has finished 4th in the Championship Standings, living ups and downs during a season that all in all has brought him experience, which was the main goal at the beginning. Really looking forward to what Martyn has in store for next season.

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HISTORIC TRIALGP ITALY FOR VERTIGO