The future of the ACU British Trials Championship looks rosy as former ACU Chairman and Maxxis British Motocross Championship Series Manager Brian Higgins picks up the reins to give the championship a much needed boost.
After inking a deal with the ACU, Higgins is adamant he has what it takes to ensure consistency and lift the profile of the series as he successfully managed in motocross circles previously.
“Britain currently has a strong contingent of exceptional riders, both up and coming and experienced,” says Brian. “We aim to give them a championship with a slightly more professional approach while ensuring that our organisers – who are invaluable to the series – remain in control of their events.
However, by working with them we hope to be able to give some guidance and support as required”.
The new-look series will be known as the ACU Keedwell TrialGB British Championship and will be supported by a brand-new website which is currently under construction but is promised to feature event and rider updates together with professional images and reports from each round.
Higgins also pledges to work more closely with the UK importers and strengthen partnerships with event organisers, riders, sponsors, teams and the ACU. A meeting is planned for January for all interested parties but particularly the importers and event organisers.
Current ACU Chairman John Collins is upbeat about the new partnership. “We believe Brian’s experience in running major MX events and more recently in world championship trials will enable him to take a fresh approach and enhance our premier trials series,” he says.