VERTIGO AND JAIME BUSTO SIGN A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

Vertigo is pleased to announce its new deal with Jaime Busto. After joining the factory team in the middle of the 2019 campaign, Busto will continue to ride green at least until 2021 after signing a two-year extension of his contract, with an optional 3rd one.

The rider from Vizcaya is known as one of the hottest talents on the international trial scene. Despite being only 21 years old, he already has plenty of experience competing in the premier class of the indoor and outdoor series, where he has proved his amazing talent and great determination to reach the peak of the sport. Although he joined Vertigo just a few days before the 2019 TrialGP World Championship season opener, Busto has finished 4th in the standings with a fantastic 2nd place as season’s best in France. In the Spanish Championship was able to clinch Vertigo’s maiden victory in the premier class in Entrimo, and is currently sitting in 2nd place with just one round remaining.

With Busto committing his future to Vertigo, the green brand consolidates the strenght of its project in the racing scene as a Factory team capable of fighting for the top spots in any race, holding a great balance between present and future like Busto embodies.

Jaime Busto: “I’m stoked to extend my partnership with Vertigo. After a year getting used to the new bike I feel we’ve reached a great level toward entering in full swing into the next season. I’m sure we are gonna get top results. The bike works really well, and thanks to Vertigo’s engineers it is still improving despite already being super competitive. I’m motivated and I strongly believe next season will be a great one”.

VERTIGO TO PART COMPANY WITH JORGE CASALES AT THE END OF 2019

Vertigo wishes to formally announce that its partnership with Jorge Casales will be drawn to a close at the end of this season, moment when the two-year deal signed by both parties in 2017 officially expires.

Together with Vertigo, Jorge Casales has proved a great competitiveness in the TrialGP Series and the Spanish Championship at the helm of the Combat Vertical, with many fantastic performances that led him finish in an outstanding 5th place the 2019 campaign in the World Championship and currently sit in 4th in the National Series.

Beyond results and a meticulous professionalism, Jorge Casales has demonstrated throughout this two years a close commitment on developing the Vertical together with Vertigo Factory’s team staff and engineers, what allowed the brand to keep improving its production models. Both parties have experienced a positive maturing process, which opens big future perspectives for the team and the rider in the new challenges they are about to begin.

Vertigo is extremely grateful for the two fruitful years spent with Jorge Casales, wants to highlight the positive attitude and determination he has always shown in his daily work and wishes him the very best in his new challenges as a professional rider.

BUSY WEEKEND FOR VERTIGO: TEST DAYS, TDN, DIRT BIKE SHOW AND NEW TITANIUM R 2020

Vertigo lived a frenetic weekend as the calendar jointed three important events during the same weekend. The Hotel Puig Francó and the Noassar Area facilities held the Camprodon Trial and the Vertigo Test Days, two fantastic days fully packed with trials action in which the Vertical 2020 models were available to test and the brand new Titanium R 2020 was unveiled to the attendees. The most advanced trials bike was also under the Vertigo tent in Ibiza, where the 2019 TDN took place with several international riders enjoying support services from the brand and Berta Abellán clinching the tittle with Team Spain. Both the Vertical 2020 and the new Titanium also took the stage at the prestigious Dirt Bike Show in the UK alongside with the Vertical R and the Mini Vandal.

On Saturday Noassar received a great amount of riders for a new edition of the Camprodon Trial. More than 150 competitors divided in three different classes didn’t want to miss the opportunity to live the experience in one of the best trials areas in the world. Twelve sections made up the two-lap trial. The event had Vertigo Factory Team riders Jaime Busto, Jorge Casales and Pau Martínez also enjoying the stunningly beautiful trial. On Sunday it was Vertigo’s customers turn, all them enjoyed free breakfast, and after that were given green light to ride through four new sections specially prepared for the occasion together with brand’s Factory riders while testing the new Vertical 2020 models.

In Ibiza Berta Abellán was able to take back the Nations tittle together with Team Spain after loosing it to Team Great Britain in 2018. The 2019 Vice-World Champion delivered an excellent performance and so did the Spanish squad, that played in a league of their own all day long to clinch a well deserved victory. Vertigo offered support services to its international riders over the weekend while having the new 2020 models displayed in the paddock.

Vertigo also experienced a very productive weekend at UK’s Dirt Bike Show, the most prestigious off road show in Europe. Bran ambassador Dougie Lampkin and Vertigo UK’s crew did an excellent job and prepared a nice-looking stand to welcome everyone who came to see the Vertical 2020 and also the new Titanium R.

POSITIVE TRIALGP SPAIN FOR VERTIGO

The 2019 TrialGP World Championship came to an end this weekend in La Nucia (Spain) after coming back to action from the traditional summer break. Jaime Busto arrived at the last showdown of the season in great shape after clinching his first victory of the campaign last week in the Spanish Championship, and together with an ambitious Jorge Casales, who was looking forward to finishing the 2019 in a high note, were set to be a pair of riders that should be fighting for the top spots. Same as Berta Abellán, the talented Spaniard had her eyes set on keeping her tittle chances alive until the last section of the day. Lorenzo Gandola and David Avendaño in Trial2 completed Vertigo’s line up in La Nucia.

A promising qualification session on Saturday left positive starting positions for Busto (2nd) and Casales (7th) on race day. After a pretty solid opening lap Busto was holding 3rd place before hitting the Spanish sections for the second time, with very small gaps between a numerous group of riders. Second lap was being even better for Vertigo’s young gun, but a succession of 4 maximums in the last 4 sections dropped him from 3rd to 5th. With eight extra points due to time penalty, Busto finished only 3 marks away from the podium.

Jorge Casales delivered two solid laps, almost matching his own punctuation of 33 on lap 1 with a second lap of 34. He was one of the best riders managing the time limit, so after penalizing only 3 extra marks he got really close to the Top 5 and not too far from the Top 3. He ended up with 70, what meant 3 more than teammate Busto and 6 behind the third spot.

Both riders finished what has been a strong season for the team in the premier class, as Busto finishes 4th in the Championship standings and Casales just behind in 5th, a great result for Vertigo that has put its two bikes inside the Top 5.

Berta Abellán confirmed in La Nucia an excellent campaign at the helm of the Vertical with yet a new podium finish, as she wrapped up another second place being once again the only rider in contention to break Emma Bristow’s dominance. On the opening lap an outstanding performance left her trailing Bristow by just 1 mark, on the second one, even though she managed to keep up with that pace her 19 marks weren’t enough to hold on for the victory and ended up 8 behind the Brit. This was a great end of the season for Abellán, who keeps making huge steps forward to become for second year in a row TrialGP Women’s runner-up.

In Trial2 Lorenzo Gandola combined impressive sections with small mistakes that dropped him out of the Top 10. In 15th, just two spots away from Ganodola’s 13th, placed David Avendaño to get his season’s best. In the general standings the Italian finishes in 10th place while Avendaño in 22nd.

Vertigo ends what has been a very productive campaign for the team, with a roster of riders that have been able shine in all the classes, showing great competitiveness and potential to get podiums and great results throughout the series. With the main goal to continue as a reference team in the World Championship, Vertigo is looking forward to start preparing the 2020 campaign.

VERTICAL 2020: PERFECTING THE REVOLUTION!

Vertigo Motors is delighted to present the latest evolution of the Vertical-Works model. This new model will be available in the traditional 125, 250 & 300cc versions, and new for 2020 the exciting 200cc & 280cc versions.

Our team of Vertigo engineers, guided by our brand ambassador & 12 times Trials World Champion Dougie Lampkin, who in turn has worked relentlessly during the 2019 season with our extremely talented team of World Championship riders, consisting of Jaime Bus- to, Jorge Casales & Berta Abellan have ensured that the latest 2020 version of this already extremely advanced 2 stroke, fuel injection machine is even more refined & reliable than ever before.

The 125cc is a model which has already earned its place in the elite stable of Vertigo mo- dels. Thanks to this model, in the hands of Pau Martinez becoming 2019 European 125cc Champion in its debut year.

The new 200cc model, combines the very best elements of both the 250cc & 125cc models. Resulting in a bike capable of taking on virtually any challenge. Whilst always providing the rider with total control of their machine. This new model is ideal for first time riders, or those who do not require the full power of a 250cc or higher capacity bike. Yet who still demand enough power to take on challenging sections & lines.

The 280cc similarly combines the best elements of the 250cc & 300cc models to provide intermediate & advanced riders with a very responsive & powerful bike capable of attacking extremely challenging sections & lines. This 280cc model is only available under request.

Each version of this 2020 model has been subject to the same meticulous technical development. Meaning this new model, takes the already most technically advanced and revolutionary trials bike on the market, to a whole new level & keeps the bike in an entire class of its own.

If you demand the ultimate in quality, advanced technology & performance then this is the bike for you.

The distinctive & attractive new aesthetics of the bike are achieved thanks to the totally new look 2020 graphics with their matte finish, combined with the new olive green chassis colour scheme. Complimented by the many red anodised components such as the stun- ning new billet machined wheel hubs & triple clamps, red anodised cylinder head, engine & chassis fixings and front subframe. While the new for 2020 black finish of the wheel rims, skid plate and side stand add a touch of class to this very attractive new bike.

Bike specifications: VERTICAL 2020

Gallery: VERTICAL 2020

These are the main new features of the 2020 Vertigo, Vertical-Works.

  • Reiger adjustable rear shock. Compression & extension. Provides super smooth & controlled suspension travel. As well as improved traction & stability in all conditions.
  • Tech racing forks, with adjustable rebound, end-stroke & spring pre-load. Provide maximum precision and responsive feedback to the rider.
  • New lightweight billet alloy wheel hubs-laser etched with the Vertigo logo & fini- shed in anodised red.
  • FIM/Race-Spec Galfer rear disk.
  • S3 Hardrock steel footrests.
  • Racing throttle body.
  • New Mapping customised to 2020 configuration. Allows the rider to switch be- tween a more aggressive map for dry & grippy conditions or a super smooth map for wet & slippery conditions.
  • New thermodynamic configuration.
  • New 2020 specification cylinder head – with red anodised finish.
  • Vertigo CNC brake & clutch lever adjusters – Allow instant fine tuning of your controls.
  • Renthal handlebar grips.
  • New Vertigo handlebar pad.
  • Throttle cable adjuster at the handlebar.
  • Magnetic lanyard kill switch-ready to race feature.
  • New design billet triple clamps-with red anodised finish.
  • Redesigned clutch: allowing for a more responsive & precise feeling.
  • New radiator design & new fan: improves air flow & cooling, whilst being more re- sistant to heavy impacts.
  • New silencer guard spacers: give the rider more precision & control when  manoeuvring the bike.
  • New 2020 Specification Re-Enforced Frame.
  • Dunlop GP Tyres.

VERTIGO TEST DAYS 2019 – From the 27th to the 29th of September

The weekend from the 27th to the 29th of September will host a new edition of Vertigo’s annual event for importers and clients of the brand, an event that this year shares dates with Camprodon’s Trial, scheduled for Saturday the 28th. The Hotel Puig Francó and the Noassar Area will house again this popular event, which will constitute a great opportunity to test for the first time the brand new Vertical 2020 range, this is the 125cc, 200cc, 250cc and 300cc models.

On Saturday, sharing the date with the Camprodon’s Trial, Vertigo will organize a test day in which every rider attending the trial, as well as other people that might make it to the Noassar Area, will have the full range at their disposal to test it in a specific area. It will be a great opportunity take a closer look to the new bikes, and experience onboard the qualities and performance of the new Vertical, a bike that arrives with many interesting updates and ready to face any kind of section or challenge.

Sunday 29th will be the turn for Vertigo’s clients. Those who attend the event will enjoy a free breakfast and the chance to test themselves the new bikes. Several groups of riders will be made depending on the attendance, and each one will be taken by Vertigo’s Factory riders in a trip around the Noassar Area, with many sections available to ride to let the riders test in different kind of terrains and obstacles.

Vertigo’s Factory riders Jaime Busto, Jorge Casales and newly crowned Youth European Champion Pau Martínez will join the attendees in every day of the event.

Those who might be interested in staying several days can place their reservations at the Hotel Puig Francó, where they will enjoy from an idyllic setting and many magnificent facilities that will definitely turn their weekend into an unforgettable experience.


HOTEL RESERVATIONS

– E-mail: info@puigfranco.es

– Phone:  Hotel: 972 740 971 / Restaurant: 972 740 023


 

 

MARTÍNEZ WINS THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP, SUCCESSFUL VERTIGO MASTERCLASSES IN CANADA AND THE US

Pau Martínez completed in Brézova, Czech Republic, an outstanding season in the Youth European Championship. Vertigo’s rising star clinched the tittle after his runner-up finish in the last showdown of the series held in Czech soil a week ago. Seven days before, he had already made a huge step forward in his title race thanks to a third victory out of three events in France, what allowed him to ride free from pressure in the last race as he was holding a huge gap ahead the rest of the riders.

Despite not being able to grab his fourth victory of the season, his second place in Brezova confirmed the impressive level Martínez has been showing throughout the European series to end with a 45 points lead over the second place. Aboard the Vertical R 125c.c. he has been in a league of his own since the Championship kicked off earlier in April at Pietramurata, with any other rider being capable of matching his pace.

Another Vertigo Factory rider that put an end to his European season in the Czech Republic was Lorenzo Gandola. The Italian finished the series in great shape, scoring his best results of the season in the last two races with a third place in France and a fifth in Brézova to place 6th in the general standings.

David Avendaño missed the overall podium in the Junior class by just one spot. He finished fourth in a series that have seen him fighting for the Top 3 in every race. In Brézova had to settle with a 5th place. Leire Rodríguez finished 6th and 10th in the last two trials of the season inside the Women’s International class.

The European Championship hasn’t been the only point of interest during August, as Vertigo registered important activity in Canada and the US. Brand ambassador Dougie Lampkin and James Duxbury crossed the pond to organize four masterclass together with the importers from both countries. All them were highly attended by the local riders, who didn’t want to miss the opportunity to learn the basics of trials from one of the best riders in the history. Experience was a success, that is why Vertigo is already working to bring this experience to other countries.

JAIME BUSTO CLAIMS AN IMPRESSIVE SECOND PLACE AT TRIALGP FRANCE

The alpine resort of Auron completed back-to-back racing weekends with round 6 of the TrialGP World Championship calendar. Jaime Busto and Jorge Casales standed out in the TrialGP class thanks to a pair of great performances, with Busto claiming a desired podium result that he has been looking for since the series started in Italy. Berta Abellán offered yet again another great performance which extended her podium-streak of second places to three.

Jaime Busto was able to put it all together in Auron. The youngster offered a complete, regular and consistent trial that allowed him to be inside the Top 3 in every session. Already on Saturday he managed to leave behind a pretty disappointing Qualification session in Portugal by finishing 3rd in France. On race day he kept that momentum throughout the trial, loosing only 12 and 10 marks in both laps to put the Vertical R into the second place of the race. A brilliant result that illustrates the great job and evolution Busto has experienced, and at the same time, the huge potential that exists combining Busto’s talent and the competitive edge of the Vertical R.

The other Factory rider in the TrialGP class, Jorge Casales, continued his streak of positive performances. After being 5th on Saturday’s qualifying, on Sunday he would eventually drop down one place to 6th. His result was mainly influenced by sections 10 and 14, which he fived on both laps costing him a better result on French soil. He ended up with 21 marks in both runs through the 15 sections. His second season with Vertigo is being a great one, he is sitting in 7th in the general standings, only 3 points behind the 6th place after the strong results he has scored in the last rounds.

The alpine resort of Auron completed back-to-back racing weekends with round 6 of the TrialGP World Championship calendar. Jaime Busto and Jorge Casales standed out in the TrialGP class thanks to a pair of great performances, with Busto claiming a desired podium result that he has been looking for since the series started in Italy. Berta Abellán offered yet again another great performance which extended her podium-streak of second places to three.

Jaime Busto was able to put it all together in Auron. The youngster offered a complete, regular and consistent trial that allowed him to be inside the Top 3 in every session. Already on Saturday he managed to leave behind a pretty disappointing Qualification session in Portugal by finishing 3rd in France. On race day he kept that momentum throughout the trial, loosing only 12 and 10 marks in both laps to put the Vertical R into the second place of the race. A brilliant result that illustrates the great job and evolution Busto has experienced, and at the same time, the huge potential that exists combining Busto’s talent and the competitive edge of the Vertical R.

The other Factory rider in the TrialGP class, Jorge Casales, continued his streak of positive performances. After being 5th on Saturday’s qualifying, on Sunday he would eventually drop down one place to 6th. His result was mainly influenced by sections 10 and 14, which he fived on both laps costing him a better result on French soil. He ended up with 21 marks in both runs through the 15 sections. His second season with Vertigo is being a great one, he is sitting in 7th in the general standings, only 3 points behind the 6th place after the strong results he has scored in the last rounds.

GANDOLA AND ABELLÁN GIVE VERTIGO A DOUBLE PODIUM AT TRIALGP PORTUGAL

The TrialGP paddock headed to Portugal this weekend for round 5 of the 2019 series. Jorge Casales and Jaime Busto arrived in great shape to Gouveia, as the Vertigo duo had delivered impressive performances just a week before in the Spanish Championship. Also Berta Abellán and Lorenzo Gandola landed on Portuguese soil with high hopes.

In the premier class it was again a solid weekend for Jorge Casales, who rode excellent the whole event. The Spaniard got himself inside the Top 5 in every session, confirming he is currently in top form. On Saturday he finished the qualification session in 4th place, a result that he would eventually replicate on race day after what was an intense battle for the podium spots with Fajardo and Fujinami. The three matched their punctuation in both laps, 21 and 15 marks to finish in a triple tie after the 30 sections. Then, time become crucial and with 3 extra marks Casales had to settle with 4th, one mark ahead of Fujinami and 3 behind Fajardo, who stayed on 36.

Things simply didn’t go as Jaime Busto’s way in Portugal. After scoring his first podiums aboard the Vertical R in the Spanish Championship just a week ago, the youngster had a tough qualifying session on Saturday that forced him to be the first premier class rider out on Sunday. He struggled to find his pace throughout the Portuguese sections on lap 1, but managed to improve on lap 2 to round out the event in a pretty solid 7th place.

In the Trial2 class Lorenzo Gandola had a brilliant GP in Portugal aboard the Vertical R that saw him reaching the 3rd step of the box, his first podium since he moved up from the Trial125 class last year. The Italian was finally able to record a consistent race, with no mistakes and traducing his great talent into a solid overall result. In fact, he ended up in third, but kept his victory chances alive until the last section of the trial by ending just 2 marks behind the leaders. On the opening lap Gandola collected 17 marks, in the second one could improve and leave only 8. An impressive result for him, which for sure will mean a great boost of confidence towards next weekend’s TrialGP France.

The second podium for Vertigo arrived thanks to Berta Abellán, she was again at the top of her game and finished as runner-up. Her progression has been amazing, she was the only rider to threat Emma Bristow as she went into lap 2 with 19 marks against 18 from the Brit. Abellán would keep that level on the second run through the 15 sections and with a punctuation of 20 she ended up with 39, only 5 away from Bristow’s 32.

Abellán and the rest of the Vertigo Factory team will have another opportunity in just a few days time. France will hold round 6 of the series next weekend with Pau Martínez and the rest of the Trial125 coming back to action.

ANOTHER SOLID PERFORMANCE BY JAIME BUSTO AND JORGE CASALES AT TRIALGP BELGIUM

Just a week after round 3 of the TrialGP World Championship, the series celebrated their 5th points-paying round of the season (Japan held two days of competition) in Belgium. The venue also hosted the official launch of the brand new Vertigo Dougie Lampkin Replica, with Lampkin himself attending an event that went live worldwide thanks to the Jitsie crew.

Competition started as usual on Saturday with the Qualification Sessions. Vertigo’s Jaime Busto and Jorge Casales proved yet again to be in great shape with strong 3rd and 6th place finishes. The two were coming from a great weekend in the Netherlands, so they were looking forward to replicating that impressive performance in Belgium.

When on Sunday, race went slightly different for the Vertigo talented pairing. It was Casales who got a better opening lap, as 33 marks led him sit in 3rd place in the provisional race standings. Busto struggled a bit more, but with a punctuation of 47 still had options to reach podium positions heading into lap 2. In this second run Busto felt more comfortable, he was able to improve his riding and that meant a punctuation drop to only 27 after an incredible straight of cleans in the second half of the lap. He ended up with 74, which turned 78 after he penalized 4 extra points due to time. That would put him in 5th place, only 5 points behind the third place. Casales couldn’t replicate his excellent first lap. On the second one 45 marks took away his podium chances and with a total of 82, had to settle for 6th.

In the Trial2 class Lorenzo Gandola didn’t make himself any favour on Saturday by finishing in 27th place the Qualification Session. On Sunday he struggled in both laps and finished 14th. David Avendaño neither enjoyed an easy trial, was the first Trial2 rider to go through the Belgian sections and finished 28th. Pau Martínez had to content with a 6th place in Trial125.

Next race of the TrialGP World Championship will take place the 13-14 of July in Portugal.