VERTIGO EXPERIENCE 2018: Nov 9 – Nov 11

After the huge success that was the first edition, from November the 9th to the 11th Vertigo will organize its second edition of the Vertigo Experience. This a Vertigo feast, but overall, a trials feast where all the fans and riders can enjoy a weekend plenty of activities and a lot of trials riding. Once again, the event will be located at the magnificent facilities of the Hotel Puig Francó and the Noassar Center.

NOVEMBER 9TH (FRIDAY)

Activities will kick off on Friday. This opening day is set to receive international importers and dealers at the Hotel Puig Francó, where several technical and mechanical talks about the 2019 Vertigo models will be organized. After that, there will be the possibility to have a ride around the Noassar Trial Center alongside with Vertigo Factory riders.

NOVEMBER 10TH (SATURDAY)

On Saturday Vertigo will have all the 2019 models at disposal of all the riders and trial fans. Everyone will have the chance to have a ride on any model at the Noassar Center sections, always joint by Vertigo Factory riders Jorge Casales, Berta Abellán and the 12 Times World Champion and SSDT Winner Dougie Lampkin. This constitutes the perfect opportunity to test in first person the handling of the whole 2019 range, featuring the Combat Vertical in its 3 models, the 300cc, the 250cc and the 125cc, and the Mini Vandal, in its 50cc and 65cc versions. In order to assure that every rider has enough time on the bike it will be necessary to register previously to the event. The testing day will begin at 10:00 and will end at 16:00.

In addition to the full 2019 Vertigo range, riders will be able to test yet another model, which is the Crossbow Bullet, the brand’s E-Bike. This MTB constitutes the perfect option to enjoy nature in a more attractive way than with a conventional bike. The Bullet will be available as well so everyone will have the chance to test it.

NOVEMBER 11TH (SUNDAY)

Finally, the best day for Vertigo’s customers will arrive on Sunday with the celebration of the Trial for Vertigo riders. There will be a circuit with several sections at the uncountable Noassar Center’s areas, some of them being outlined at the same points where the 2017 and 2018 TrialGP World Championship took place. An experience like that demands a proper breakfast, that is why Vertigo will provide all the riders with a great Catalan Sausages breakfast to fill the deposits. The price per rider will be of 15€, and it will include number plate, breakfast and insurance. The trial will start at 10:00, after breakfast, and finish at 14:30 approximately.

REGISTRATIONS

– E-mail: d.delvalle@vertigomotors.com

– Phone number: 637 89 12 94

HOTEL BOOKINGS

– E-mail: info@puigfranco.es

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

DOUGIE LAMPKIN TAKES VICTORY AT THE SCOTT TRIAL FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

Last weekend took place another edition of the popular and world-famous Scott Trial. This singular event is not only about who is able to make it to the finish line with fewer marks, but also about who is able to do so with the less time possible. Dougie Lampkin was once again the man to beat, as he was arriving at this year’s event as the 2017 edition Champion and with the SSDT 2018 victory under his belt.

Conditions during race day were the toughest ones in years. The rain left high water levels on the local rivers and streams, driving riders and bikes near the limit. Lampkin dealt with all the situations in style to reach a new victory. He was the rider with fewer marks, 55 (5 due to time penalty and 51 coming from the observers), with TrialGP riders Jack Price (65), the time setter, and James Dabill (80, 22 due to time and 58 on observation) finishing 2nd and 3rd.

At the helm of his Dougie Lampkin Replica, Lampkin himself showed one more time the reliability and competitiveness of the Vertigo in the most demanding conditions of trials. Neither the water, which was covering almost all the bike in some sections nor the generous amount of mud could stop the British Champ to reign once again at the Scott Trial. What’s more, this victory allows Vertigo’s Team Manager and ambassador to score an amazing double-double by having won the last two editions of the SSDT and the Scott. At his forty-two years old, this 2018 Lampkin has also won the Arinsal 2 Days in August, so he continues to prove that he is in shape to keep extending his legendary record book.

JORGE CASALES ENDS WITH A 9TH PLACE THE 2018 TRIALGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Italy hosted the 8th and last round of the 2018 TrialGP World Championship this past weekend at Pietramurata Di Dro, where the Metzeler Off Road Park was set to celebrate the first ever night qualification, which increased to great levels the already high expectations towards the ultimate race of the year.

Jorge Casales was one of the riders that adapted better to this new and unprecedented race conditions, being able to get a positive 6th position. On Sunday the opening lap wasn’t what Casales was looking for, as the young and talented Spaniard filled his target with 47 marks after the first 15 sections. On lap 2 he was able to bounce back and recover some of the lost ground, by picking up only 26 marks to cross the finish line with a total of 73, but turned to be 83 after adding 10 points due to a time penalization, so he finally dropped back to 9th place.

With this result, Casales ends in 8th place the TrialGP World Championship, which has been his first season on the Combat Vertical. He has left clear and evident signs of his great talent, so with this year of experience over his shoulders 2019 should be even a better campaign for the 23-year-old Spaniard.

In the Trial2 Class Matteo Poli made his comeback to the races in front of his home crowd, snatching a great 7th place on Saturday’s qualification. The Italian was fighting for the top spots on both sessions, as in Q1 he also got a great result by finishing 5th. Poli wasn’t able to carry that performance onto Sunday though, as the Italian struggled to find a good pace and picked up too many points to be in contention for the top spots. He finished with 83 marks, which gave him the 16th place.

Although the result wasn’t the expected for this last race, Poli passes with a good mark this season as it was just the first one after spending some time away from professional racing. The Trial2 class isn’t an easy one, but the Italian has managed to get good results like the 6th place he got in Andorra.

Vertigo ends this way the 2018 outdoor season in the TrialGP World Championship, with the Vice World Championship clinched by Berta Abellán as the highlight of the year. Next season the brand hopes to keep that good line of results and consolidate itself even more within the elite of the World Championship.

BERTA ABELLÁN FINISHES RUNNER-UP IN THE 2018 TRIALGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Photo credit: TrialGP/@Pep Segalés

The 2018 TrialGP World Championship is quickly reaching its last stages. This last weekend took place the penultimate round of the year for the TrialGP and Trial2 classes at the iconic venue of Silsden, Great Britain, while for the TrialGP Women and Trial 2 Women classes this was set to be the last race of the calendar.

In the premier class Jorge Casales had to settle with a 14th place on Saturday’s Q2. A small mistake near the end of the section costed him 1 mark, which didn’t help to get a good starting position towards race day. On Sunday the gaps between the riders were pretty tight, so a single mistake could bring the lost of several positions in the group. Casales finished the opening lap with 19 marks, while on lap 2 he would deliver 23. These punctuations dropped him back to 10th place, and with only one round left he sits in 8th place in the general standings.

Who keeps delivering outstanding performances is Berta Abellán. Earlier this summer she clinched theEuropean Championship and after that her eyes were set on finishing runner-up in the World Championsip. Abellán was able to perform a very solid race on British soil, in which she stayed in the podium fight from the very beginning. Despite having several riders coming strong behind her, she didn’t lose her cool  and wrapped up a new podium, this time in 3rd place. Another successful weekend for her to finish the international season with yet another great achievement by becoming the 2018 TrialGP Women runner-up. This season has been an amazing one for Abellán as she has been crownedSpanish Champion, European Champion and now runner-up in the World Championship.

In Great Britain Vertigo had a third rider competing. It was Vertigo Motor UK’s Hannah Styles, who was making her comeback to a World Championship event after 7 years. She showed what she was capable of from the first moment, as Styles got the best time in the Q2 and on Sunday she finished 5th in the Trial 2 Women class.

There’s only one race left in the TrialGP calendar. It will take place in Italy on 15/16 September.

VERTIGO AND BERTA ABELLÁN NEW 2018 TRIAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS

Bilstain, Belgium, held the 5th and last round of the 2018 Trial European Championship. A Championship that has been dominated by Berta Abellán since the opening round, as she had only been defeated in one round previously to Belgium. All the other rounds had to be counted as victories for Abellán, which gave her a 45 points lead coming to the last showdown. A third place was enough in Bilstain to grab the title.

It wasn’t an easy race for Abellán on Belgian soil indeed. On lap 1, a silly maximum added 5 extra marks to her target, so instead of 3, which would have been the punctuation, she finished with 8 dropping back to 3rd spot. Hakonsen (TRS) with 4 and her main rival for the Championship, Bauml (Montesa), with 7 marks, had better performances in these early stages of the trial. On lap 2 Abellán would display all her talent to prove once again why she has been so dominant in this year’s European series. She was able to leave 4 marks less than in the previous lap, while her rivals couldn’t hold the pace and had to surrender against the new Queens of Europe, Berta Abellán and her Combat Vertical 2019.

Vertigo wants to extend its sincere congratulations to Berta Abellán for the great season she is performing. This title means the second European Championship for the brand, the first one in a premier class, after the one clinched by Manuel Copetti in the Junior class last season. Abellán owns now the European and the Spanish crowns, while in the TrialGP Women series is sitting in 2nd position. The 2018 season is being an incredible one for Abellán. Congratulations Berta!

STATEMENTS:

Berta Abellán: “In Italy the race was beautiful, and I was able to get a big win. When in Belgium, things didn’t begin quite well after dropping a silly maximum on the opening lap, which costed me to finish in 3rd place with 8 marks, not with 3, which would have been a good punctuation. However, on lap 2 I was able to correct that mistake and finish with 4, enough to take a new victory and the Championship. Super pumped to add another title to my career, very satisfied also with how the bike has been working over the last two races. I also want to thank Carles, my minder, for his efforts and great work and to all the people that helped me, both the sponsors and the ones from the crowdfunding”.

BERTA ABELLÁN CONFIRMS HER SUPREMACY IN EUROPE, VICTORY IN ITALY

Italy was the venue to host the 3rd round of the Trial European Championship. Berta Abellán was arriving with the Championship lead under her owning after her great performances in Castellolí and Poland, where she got the win in 2 out of the 3 days of competition. Being this one the penultimate round of the 2018 series, it was crucial to have a solid weekend in order to arrive in advantageous conditions to the last showdown in Bilstain, Belgium, just this next weekend.

From the beginning Abellán demonstrated why she has been so dominant in this year’s European Championship. The opening lap was nearly perfect, as she only left a maximum in section 10, which allowed to put some ground between her and the other riders. Only Hakonsen (TRRS), with 6 marks, stayed close to Abellán’s performance.

The extremely hot weather added extra difficulty to the trial, as it became tougher for all the riders to keep up with a good pace. Berta Abellán, wise as always, dealt with that handicap perfectly and managed the second half of the race to secure a solid victory, maybe the most valuable one so far, as it gives her a 45 points lead over Theresa Bauml, who is second in the standings. Abellán ended the race with 11 marks less than her German rival, and 14 less than Hakonsen, who was third.

The last round of the European Championship is going to take place this next weekend in Bilstain, Belgium, where we hope to see Abellán confirming her supremacy and clinching the title to put great end to the European series.

VERTIGO MINI VANDAL 2019

With the main goal to keep on bringing novelties to the trial industry Vertigo launches its new Vertigo Mini Vandal 2019. This new model means a great step forward for the brand, as it adds a new line of motorbikes to the already established Combat range. With the Mini Vandal, Vertigo wants to reach the youngest riders with a small motorbike powered by a two-stroke engine, currently the unique bike of these characteristics in the market. Ideal for the youngest members of the family, the Mini Vandal constitutes the perfect motorbike for the future champions to make their first rides on a trials bike. This model will be available from now on through Vertigo’s international dealers network in 50c.c. and 65c.c.

The Mini Vandal has been built taking into account this public characteristics. The weight system has gone through a methodic process, bringing a motorbike of only 24kg, reducing nearly by half the weight coming from motorbikes of similar characteristics.

Security is also something the Mini Vandal 2019 cares about, minimizing to a great extent the risks and aspects that might cause problems. For that reason this kids model features many efficient security systems like the ones applied to the disc brakes, the crown or the automatic stop system through magnet.

Another added value are the special trial tyres exclusively designed for the Vertigo Mini Vandal. They will offer a better feeling to the young riders, as well as a great performance without regard to the ground they are riding.

TOP1O FOR JORGE CASALES AT TRIALGP BELGIUM

The TrialGP World Championship put an end to two months of intensive racing by celebrating the last GP before the summer break. Belgium was the country to host this 6th round of the season, with Comblain au Pont being the centre of the race.

Saturday began quite well for Jorge Casales, who was able to set an impressive time in Qualifying 1 that allowed him to stay in 1st place almost all the session. Only Toni Bou (Montesa) was fastest, soCasales would end 2nd this first qualification. Being amongst the riders who chose a fastest line just after the start, Casales was in the mood to establish himself in the top spots again, but then he lost his front wheel at one of the dusty and slippery rocks of the section. This maximum would eventually drop him to 11th.

On Sunday Casales struggled to find the pace he had at the beginning of the season, and as the race was going on the differences between him and the top spots was also getting bigger. He ended lap 1 with a total of 48 marks, and despite his efforts and improvements during lap 2, he was only capable to low his punctuation to 40 marks and so, having little chances to catch the riders he had just ahead of him. Casales finished in 10th place.

The World Championship takes now a small breath to resume the 2018 season in September with the last two rounds of the calendar.

VERTIGO COMBAT VERTICAL 2019

Vertigo proudly announces its new Combat Vertical 2019, a bike that features many and interesting innovations from former models. From the more visual an aesthetic parts, with the addition of new colours, to the technical and mechanic specifications, the Vertical 2019 has been completely redesigned. All that is applied with the eyes set on keep producing a motorbike with an elevated differential factor, and at the same time, deliver a standard model capable of increasing the value and the experiential quality of our customers experiences. The 4 SSDT victories in a row clinched by Dougie Lampkin, or the several podiums and victories taken in the World and European Championships, constitute the basis of the development process for brand’s production models, a fact that brings an extra component of quality and reliability. The new Vertical won’t be available until July, the moment when its distribution will start.

VERTIGO COMBAT VERTICAL 125c.c.

Vertigo’s commitment with young riders is a fact. What is more, this season the brand kick-started the Vertigo Junior Factory Team programme, which is currently helping several international riders to go on with their riding in their respective National Championships. Following this line of promoting and enhancing trials young prospects, Vertigo is really pleased to unveil its first 125c.c. model.

Thanks to its exclusive tubular frame, the Vertical model has become one of the most light and easy-handling bike out on the market. This aspect is even more important in a 125c.c., specially for those riders who are just about to make the switch from smaller bikes. In that sense, the Vertical 125c.c. has been conceived with the same image of the current models, featuring identical design and composition from her older sisters, the 250c.c. and the 300c.c., including the injection system. With a powerful but at the same time docile engine, this model represents the perfect starting point for the young riders to begin their way to the elite of trials.

TRICKY TRIALGP FRANCE FOR VERTIGO’S FACTORY RIDERS

This weekend the TrialGP World Championship celebrated its 5th round of the 2018 series. The venue to host the event was the Alpine ski resort of Auron, in France. Jorge Casales and Matteo Poli were joint this time by the newly-crowned Spanish Champion Berta Abellán, as TrialGP Women class was coming back to action for round 2 of the season after the opening round that was held in Japan a month ago.

In the premier class Jorge Casales wasn’t able to find his usual pace. In France, he was already struggling in the Qualifying section, where he could only finish 11th, which was in fact, an important handicap towards Sunday’s race, as he would be the 4th rider to enter the sections. On lap 1 things wentpretty complicated, ending it with 45 marks, too much to be in contention for the positions he usually fights for. On lap 2 he could recover some of the lost ground by delivering a target of 28 marks, 17 lessthan in the opening lap. That allowed him to move up some positions in the standings to finally leave France in 11th place.

In the Trial2 class, Matteo Poli put himself as one of the fastest riders on Saturday. He was 4th in the Q1, then finished 8th in which was a pretty tight Q2. Contrary to what happened in TrialGP, the differences between the top riders were closer in the Trial2 class. Poli started off well with an impressive first part of the trial, but two maximums within the last 6 sections dropped him in the standings. On lap 2 he was quite irregular, so he wasn’t able to bounce back having to settle for 10th. Poli ended the race with 31 marks, 12 on the opening lap and 19 on the second one.

After her double podium at TrialGP Japan, with 3rd place on both days of competition, Vertigo’s Factory Rider Berta Abellán landed on French soil as the runner-up in the provisional standings. A bit unlucky on Saturday’s Qualification, where she left a maximum, Abellán had to fight against an early starting position. Despite that fact, the Spaniard had a solid race, ending the opening lap with 22 marks and leaving only 20 on lap 2. This performance wasn’t enough to make it to the podium, she was 4th, but it allowed her to remain in 2nd place of the Championship Standings.

The TrialGP World Championship moves now to Belgium for round 6 of the calendar, which is gonna take place next weekend in Comblain-au-Pont.