VERTIGO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES BERTA ABELLÁN FOR 2018

Vertigo puts a great end to 2017 by reinforcing its official line-up for next season. Following the bet on youth and talent, the green brand has signed one of the most promising riders of the TrialGP Women series. Berta Abellán, the reigning Spanish Champion and ranked 4th in the 2017 TrialGP Women, will swing her leg over the Vertigo Combat Vertical to be part of Vertigo’s factory team alongside with Jorge Casales and Arnau Farré.

She has experienced a meteoric progression since her runner-up finish in the Women’s B class of the Spanish Championship back in 2012, as 5 seasons later, she is carrying 2 Spanish Championships in the premier class, two 4th places in the TrialGP Women series and a prize as the Rookie of the year earlier in 2014. Just turned 18, Abellán also has three participations in the prestigious Trial des Nationswith Team Spain, with who claimed the victory in its last edition.

In 2018 she will receive direct help from the factory, and will have at her disposal all the elements needed to fight for Top results in all the competitions. Make it into the podium of the TrialGP Women class will be her main goal, as she has already been on the box in this season’s TrialGP USA.

With her addition, Vertigo consolidates itself as a brand that is fully committed to giving opportunities to the young riders, with the main idea to offer a quality structure in order to help them to keep on learning and improving their results in the most demanding competitions of trials racing.

 

VERTIGO EXTENDS ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH DOUGIE LAMPKIN

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Having been an integral part of the Vertigo project since its initial inception, forty-one-year-old Lampkin has played an important role in terms of development and establishing the brand throughout the World over the last four years, with his own status and values not to mention his achievements creating the foundations for what has already been a highly successful start to the Vertigo story.

The former twelve times FIM Trial World Champion has continued to show his ability on the sporting stage in more recent years with a hat-trick of victories at the famous Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) aboard the now well proven Vertigo Combat model. Dougie gave the Combat a dream debut back in 2015 when he took his win for Vertigo on the then prototype machine before confirming both his and the bike’s absolute pedigree and reliability with successive follow up victories in 2016 and then again earlier this year.

Using his many years of experience Dougie recorded an historic and memorable double during 2017 as he captured not only the SSDT for a third time in a row, his eleventh in total, but also won the famous Scott Time and Observation Trial in the same year – a feat that has only been achieved by an elite few over the hundred plus year history of both events.

Whilst this year may have been Dougie’s most successful season in terms of competition since joining Vertigo, 2016 sawthelongest servingOver the next two years, as well as continuing his development work across

Red Bull UK athlete complete one of the biggest achievements of his long and decorated career. When Lampkin became the first rider to successfully wheelie the entire thirty-seven miles of the iconic Isle of Man mountain TT course on board a heavily modified and adapted Vertigo Combat – this great feat being captured live on TV. theever increasing Vertigo range, Dougie will also extend his role as brand ambassador, and attend World Championship events as SportTeam Manager in order to support the new line up of factory riders. Additionally, Lampkin will continue to compete in selected classic events including the SSDT and Scott whilst also taking care of his own Vertigo UK company.

Commenting on the new two-year agreement Dougie explained. “I think it goes without saying, that I am very happy to have signed for another two years with Vertigo. Over the lastfouryears we have enjoyed a close and successful relationship in many different ways, including developing the bike, building the brand and winning the odd Trial too.”

With a smile on his face Lampkin ended by saying. “I am very much looking forward to the next two years and beyond, when I am sure we will continue to work in the same way and achieve more success together, including a couple more Scottish wins hopefully.”

JORGE CASALES AND ARNAU FARRÉ MAKE THEIR 2018 X-TRIAL DEBUT

With cold weather and Winter already coming towards a new edition of the X-Trial World Championship have arrived, featuring a new competition and regulation system. The Vertigo team was about to have its first official outing, as both Jorge Casales and Arnau Farré had the opportunity the contest this season opener inside the “event riders” group, from where several riders will be alternating their appearances through the season.

The two were competing for the first time in an indoor event with Vertigo. Previously, only Jorge Casales had debuted aboard his new Combat Vertical in the Spanish Championship’s last round, while Arnau Farré had had scarcely two weeks of training before attending Vendée to make his debut in the 2018 X-Trial World Championship.

It was Arnau Farré who had to make the first run through the 6 French sections. In his same heat was also Jorge Casales, who was set to be the 3rd. After a solid beginning, Farré was only carrying 4 marks coming to section 4, where he dropped a after a small mistake, something that also happened in section 5. Finally, he was able to clean last section and end round 1 with 14 marks.

Jorge Casales also had a promising start, arriving at section 4 with only 2 marks accumulated. This was a hard section for all the riders, as only two of them were able to clean it. Casales managed to penalize only 1 mark, to then add 3 more in section number 5. He ended round one suffering a maximum in section 6, which turned to be crucial in terms of entering into the 2nd round, as he ended two marks behind the 6th pace with a total of 11.

Positive conclusions after this X-Trial season opener taking into account all the changes the team has suffered for the 2018 season. Both riders showed their great skills and the capacity to fight for the first spots of the classification, even the fact that they were carrying a short period of training at the helm of their new bikes coming to Vendée. Casales and Farré will keep on working hard in order to arrive stronger in the following rounds.