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BRITISH RIDERS READY FOR UK WORLD TRIAL

With just over one week remaining before the 2011 SPEA FIM Trial World Championship arrives in Nevis Range, Fort William – Scotland for the sixth round of the series, the focus is now very much on the riders that will be representing Queen and country at their home GP. During the weekend of 30/31 July a host of British talent will descend on the Scottish Highlands, looking to make their mark on sections that should favour the home runners. In fact Britain will be the best represented nation in the World Pro class, with no less than five riders featured on the entry list.

Spearheading Britain's attack is twelve times FIM Trial World Champion Dougie Lampkin – Gas Gas. In search of his 100th GP win and sure to be motivated by massive home support that will be present, Lampkin is fully committed to taking victory on British soil. After coming desperately close to claiming his 100th World round win at last year's event, when he finished second during the first day, the undisputed King of trials is determined to realise his target and ride on to the top step of the podium once again.

Dougie is not alone in his bid to reach the rostrum at his home Grand Prix with current British Trials Champion, James Dabill also looking to stamp his authority on the famous Scottish sections. Currently sixth in the overall standings, James will be keen to use his home advantage in order to record his best result of the season to date.

Twenty-one year old Jack Challoner - Beta will also have high hopes arriving in Fort William. Despite this only being his first year in the World Pro class, Challoner has produced a series of determined performances and finds himself in eighth place, only five points behind the more experienced Loris Gubian – Gas Gas.

Currently ninth in the general standings Michael Brown – Gas Gas will travel to Fort William riding on a wave of confidence after recently taking his maiden win of the season at the latest round of the 2011 British Trials Championship.

"Obviously getting my first victory of the domestic championship was brilliant and it has certainly given me increased motivation heading to Fort William. Last year's UK World Trial was fantastic and I am expecting it to be just as good this time around. With my team by my side and the crowd behind me I will be pushing for a good result," said Michael.

In the Junior category Jonathan Richardson – Sherco will continue his championship campaign and will be joined by wild card entries George Morton – Beta, Jack Spencer – Beta and Harry Harvey – Montesa. As regular competitors in the British Trials Championship with previous experience of the formidable Scottish hazards, George and Jack could perhaps record surprise performances on the day.

Within the highly competitive Youth class the hopes and dreams of the nation rest on the shoulders of young Jack Sheppard – Beta. Jack has led the championship since the opening round of the series in Germany and currently holds a slender two-point lead over his nearest rival, despite struggling with a longstanding wrist injury. After winning the second day of last year's UK World Trial, Jack will aim to replicate his good form again this year in order to further strengthen his grip on the 2011 SPEA FIM Youth Trial World Championship.

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