Twelve times FIM Trial World Champion and Rock supported rider Dougie Lampkin will be at a unique trial event held this Saturday at Manchester‘s most famous shopping street Deansgate. Where he will compete against an international roster of riders from around the world.
The winner of this year‘s Red Bull City Trial will be decided over four rounds that will take place from noon onwards, as the elite group of riders race head to head over a new and formidable course designed and built by the legendary Martin Lampkin. Totalling more than two hundred metres in its entire length the course will include a section of canal complete with lock gates, a brick bridge, a pair of massive ‘M‘s‘, two large footballs, a couple of massive see-saws and a huge tower of shipping containers.
Whilst last year‘s winner will be amongst the pre-competition favourites, home hero Lampkin should not be discounted after his rostrum finish in Manchester last year.
Once again the Red Bull City Trial will provide World class action and entertainment in an incredible setting, and is a free admission event where you will have the opportunity to watch and meet Lampkin and the other riders right in the heart of Manchester.
Speaking ahead of Saturday‘s competition Lampkin said “Even I am starting to feel a bit nervous, as if this edition is like the two previous Red Bull City Trial events, it is going to be a massive occasion.”
“I have seen the overall course plan and most of the elements being built over the last few months and I can confidently say that it should create some great racing and will really bring out the skill of the riders as there is plenty of speed, but also some slow and technical parts too.”
“Having Toni (Bou) in town is really going to take it to the next level and is great for the event and the sport of Trial,” commented Dougie. “The Red Bull City Trial is once again going to expose the sport to the masses and showcase what is so special and different about what we can do on a bike. I can‘t wait for Saturday and to give it my best shot.”