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  1. Why would KTM have invested in Gas Gas to "... just let them die a slow death" ? Could they not have achieved that by not investing?
  2. Apparently not, the press release specifically refers to individual results. Convenient huh!
  3. Heptaminol is the banned substance. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heptaminol Nox Pump it seems is used by body builders pre-workout “Surpass your limits with this ultimate pre-training formula! Scientifically engineered to enable you to achieve new levels of training intensity, explosive muscle pumps, improved mental focus and stimulation.” As Dabster writes, anyone who follows cycling will know how lax the Spanish anti-doping authority is. It is rather convenient that his suspension is now served as soon as it is announced and whilst I guess his results will be scratched from the record, he hasn't had to miss a single event.
  4. I think I've worked it out. Thierry Michaud will double WTC entries by banning minders. This way every rider looking for a competitive result will have a team mate entered to ride sections first, move rocks, carry a bag, etc. Rather like Fred Michaud did for Thierry in the '80s.!
  5. I think most people can see the issues. What we're short of is viable alternatives or credible solutions. As a consequence, I suspect many of us share the same view as on it.
  6. I would take it back to the seller and ask him/her why the nos. do not match.
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    New vertigo

    Maybe it's a Midland & Western Centre thing, but I do see a lot more TRSs about than Vertigos. TRS seems to be the only new entrant that has captured much market share from what I can see, but I do not have any statistics to back up this impression.
  8. neils on wheels

    New vertigo

    I suspect most riders will loose the stickers at the same time as they replace the Dunlop tyres with Michelins.
  9. I believe it limits variety and encourages the dominance of dry, grippy indoor style sections in an outdoor trial. I would love to see a WTC that tests riders in all conditions, but accept that the economics of the sport do not allow it at world level. Thankfully we have a UK trials scene nationally and locally that runs all year.
  10. Seven rounds, five of them in June & July, it’s death by a thousand cuts for the world trials championship ...
  11. I suggest it comes down the return on investment for all of the fore-mentioned being superior to that for a world trial. Trials is a participation sport, MX is mixed participants & spectators, the road race circuit formats are primarily spectator sports.
  12. I agree that the presentation of the sport improved and I welcomed the you tube shows, but in my opinion the introduction of timed qualifying in the place of two day trials was a retrograde move. Trials will never be mainstream, so why not just accept that fact and promote events that appeal to trials riders rather than try to attract a mainstream audience?
  13. I agree, but I wonder how much is down to Beta wanting a good showing in the Trial2 championship? He has a two year deal, so I imagine the plan will be to move up to TrialGP in 2020.
  14. Indeed, it will be interesting to see if Toby can be Trial2 champion on a 250 2T against the 300 4T Monts
  15. I see the latest news is that Toby is staying in Trial2 for 2019, on a factory Beta.
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