As the 2012 season draws to a close, the excitement around the paddock has naturally turned it's focus to 2013, and without any hesitation, James Dabill and Beta Motor are delighted to announce a partnership extension that'll see the Yorkshire rider aboard the Italian Beta machine until the end of 2014.
2012 has been a big year for James Dabill. Not only did the 26 year old stand on the podium to record his best career result at the final leg of the 2012 FIM World Trials Championship, equalling his best ever world ranking, he is now within touching distance of adding a fourth British Championship title to his trophy cabinet.
Dabill has high hopes for 2013, and is determined to upset the Spanish dominance at the top level of the World Championship. Talking about the contract extension with Beta Motor, James spoke with delight about the extended partnership; "It was an easy decision really, I have built up a great working relationship with the team over the last two years, they are so passionate about Trials and have such great knowledge of what it takes to win. I want to be fighting for podium places and I need the support of a professional team and a quality bike that can offer that. That is why I wanted to stay with Beta, they have won many World Championships in the past, and the bike is without doubt capable of winning, we have seen it on the podium seven times this year, and I am sure we can get up on the podium again next year!"
In a statement, Lorenzo Bali from Beta Motor reflected their thoughts on the partnership, "Betamotor is very pleased to announce the contract renewal with James Dabill for the next two years. After a thrilling 2012 season, in which James has shown he has reached the level of the best Trial riders in the World, and culminated with his first podium in a World Championship round, the renewal of the contract was the natural evolution of the relationship between Beta and James Dabill. We believe that this co-operation will grow and we are sure that the ambition of James to further improve, will be a great stimulus and bring good results in the next two seasons"
As part of this contract renewal, James will continue to ride the British Championship and Scottish Six Day Trial alongside Beta UK. John Lampkin comments "We are delighted that James will continue to ride for Beta for the following two years. I will support James in the UK. James will ride the British championship, SSDT, Scott trial and selected other events throughout the year. James is improving all the time and has showed this year that he is capable of competing with the top five riders in the world. His first podium in Penrith was a excellent way to finish off his World championship year. James really looks at one with the Evo and if he continue's to work hard I am confident he will continue to improve. I very much look forward to working with James over the next two years and from our side we will support him in any way to help him achieve his goals"
Dabill concluded his thoughts on the partnership with the same excitement, "While I am already training for 2013, I am determined to fight for the British Championship win at the final round of the championships and really look forward to represent Great Britain in the Trial Des Nations at the end of the month"