Motocross

7-up!

7-up!

rewrote the record books yet again when he clinched an amazing seventh consecutive world outdoor trials title at the final round of this year’s series at La Cabrero-Valdemanco near Madrid.
Dougie now ties with the great DOUGIE LAMPKIN rewrote the record books yet again when he clinched an amazing seventh consecutive world outdoor trials title at the final round of this year’s series at La Cabrero-Valdemanco near Madrid.
Dougie now ties with the great Jordi Tarres as the trials rider with the most world crowns. But even the Spanish legend couldn’t manage seven on the trot – his best being two runs of three, from ’89-’91 and ’93-’95.
"This has been a really tough year – probably one of my toughest to date," said Doug. "I was pushed hard all year – especially by Fujinami – and it’s a complete relief to have finally won the championship. Roll on number eight!"
Doug has indeed been pushed hard by his Japanese team-mate but his task was made easier when Fujigas choked at the final round. With Adam Raga winning both days, Dougie’s 2-3 card over the weekend gave him a comfortable 18-point winning margin from Fujinami who could only manage 5-4 finishes.
"I never thought I would say this but it feels even better than winning my first title," added Lampkin. "It’s been a long and hard year and now I’m just glad it’s over and I’ve got the result I so badly wanted.
"My father, mother, cousin James and girlfriend Nicola have all been a big part of today – without their support I can honestly say that there’s no way I would be still on top of the world."
Raga’s double win means that Sherco-mounted Brit Graham Jarvis failed to retain his world #4 bib by a single point. "It’s been a bad weekend for me really," shrugged Grimbo. "I was trying so hard but just didn’t achieve the results that I had hoped for. Adam rode his socks off this weekend but I’m still happy with finishing fifth and maybe next year I’ll have a season where I’m fully fit – touch wood!"