The X-Trial World Championship celebrated its 3rd round of the season this weekend in Budapest, Hungary. Jaime Busto and Miquel Gelabert, 3rd and 4th in the Championship standings coming to this event, were expecting to battle again for the podium spots after proving their true potential on the Vertical 2020 in the previous events. The night didn’t go to plan though, with both talents struggling on a very technical and non-grippy sections.

Jaime Busto couldn’t match his previous performances, in which he was able to get into the mix for the podium spots. Heat 1 went well for him, 11 marks meant he scored the 3rd lowest punctuation of the first round but when in semifinals, despite he pushed hard and tried to overcome the adversities from a tricky beginning he ended up with 25 marks and with a 6th place finish. This result allows him to keep the third place of the standings though, now leading the fight for the last spot of the Top3 by only 1 point over Fajardo and 2 over teammate Gelabert.

Photo: X-Trial

Miquel Gelabert couldn’t make it to the semifinals. He had his opportunity in the opening heat, he improved section after section, but three consecutive maximums in the first trio of hazards were too much to recover despite his efforts and a 1 and a 0 in sections 4 and 5. He came home with 16 marks and with a 7th place.

Photo: X-Trial

Next event of the X-Trial World Championship will be the iconic Barcelona Indoor Trial in two weeks time, the 2nd of February, which will be a great opportunity for Busto and Gelabert to bounce back in front of their home crowd.


After what has been an exciting off season with many big announcements regarding Vertigo’s Factory Team line up, the green brand would like to invite all its clients to the official presentation of the 2020 team, with all the factory riders attending the event together with Vertigo’s national squads from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Denmark, Japan, USA and many others.

The event will kickstart with a free breakfast for all the attendees. It will then continue with an exhibition by Vertigo Factory’s Jaime Busto, the Gelabert brothers, Berta Abellán, Lorenzo Gandola, Hugo Dufrese and Pau Martínez. There will be some other surprises to be revealed on the day!

Twelve times World Champion and Vertigo ambassador Dougie Lampkin won’t miss the event either.

The event is open to all Vertigo clients. Those who come with their own bikes will have the chance to enjoy a small route around the Noassar Area and the Hotel Puig Francó, but also to any trial fan with or without their own bike, they will also have access to the facility and although they won’t be allowed to ride, they are invited to come and watch how our riders take on impressive hazards in the exhibition area.

All the activity will be based very close to the Hotel Puig Francó, in fact, the exhibition area will be set right where the TrialGP training area was placed during the World Championship events of 2017 and 2018, which is only a 5 minutes walk from the hotel. There will be some special gifts for everyone, even a raffle, which will allow 4 lucky winners the chance to attend the X-Trial of Barcelona taking place the very next day, 2nd of February, at the Palau Sant Jordi where Vertigo will have Jaime Busto and Miquel Gelabert in action fighting for the podium.

For more information and reservations you can contact the Hotel Puig Francó: +34 972 740 971 (hotel) or +34 972 740 023 (restaurant), or send an e-mail instead to: info@puigfranco.es.


Vertigo is pleased to officially announce the agreement with GRO (Global Racing Oil), new lubricants supplier for the Factory Team in the TrialGP World Championship, Vertigo’s National teams and the production models. The CEOs from both brands, Manel Jané and Xavier Brugarolas, confirmed the deal at Vertigo’s Factory with the signing of the new contract. GRO produces some of the finest lubricants and maintenance products for bikes and cars available today worldwide, while carrying extensive experience in the competition scene with great achievements throughout its successful history.

Vertigo Factory riders will now benefit from some of the world’s leading lubricants which will allow them to get the best performance from the Verticals, specially with the power delivery of the exclusive Vertigo injection 2 stroke engine, ensure a better maintenance and reliability of the components, and very important on a trials bike, a precise and gentle touch of the clutch to transfer with even more precision the orders of the riders to their bikes.

GRO also becomes the official Vertigo lubricant supplier for the production models available worldwide through its extensive dealers network. This means that not only the Factory riders will have at their disposal these amazing products, but also anyone reaching his closest dealer to buy a new bike or do the maintenance of their current one.

Manel Jané, CEO Vertigo:From Vertigo we would like to express our great satisfaction for having reached this great deal. To have GRO as our new lubricants supplier allows us to make a new step forward in the competition segment, while providing our customers improved production models thanks to a reliable and technologically advanced products like the ones GRO will supply”.

Xavier Brugarolas, CEO GRO: “For GRO is a success to develop together with Vertigo, our competition lubricants that will complete and improve our range of products. In addition, to do that in a prestigious series like the TrialGP World Championship and with one of the best teams of the paddock is with no doubt, a great opportunity for us”.

For more info on GRO and their products please visit their website: https://www.globalracingoil.com/.