Kerian Touly

2019 FIM Trial 125cc World Champion

Born 4 December 2000 in Montbrisson, Franc

© Pep Segales

© Pep Segales

TOULY SENSATIONAL 

Kieran Touly (Scorpa) became only the second rider to be crowned FIM Trial125 World Champion after a dominant season that he led from the series opener in Italy at the end of May, all the way to a memorable final round on home turf in the French Alpine resort of Auron. 

The Frenchman’s early success at Pietramurata was followed by a double success at Motegi, Japan, and although he blotted his copybook for the first time in the Netherlands, where he slipped to fifth, he would not be beaten again. 

The Dutch venue of Zelhem was one of three new additions to the Trial125 calendar and back-to-back victories in the next two, in Belgium and France, comfortably secured the title by twenty-six points over a chasing pack of four riders, who were covered by just five points. Italy’s Carlo Alberto Rabino (Beta) claimed the runner-up sport ahead of Dutch round winner Marco Mempör (Beta) of Austria, Spain’s Alex Canales (Gas Gas) and Touly’s compatriot Arthur Rovery (Sherco), who made it a French one-two with second place at the final round.  

Before taking up the sport of Trial at his father’s riding school at the age of twelve, Touly played tennis to a high level, but was hooked on the two-wheeled discipline after entering an event with no prior training. After finishing last, the youngster was driven to continue and just six years later he boasts an FIM World Championship gold medal. 

PALMARES 

World title - 2019 

Billy Green

2018 FIM Trial 125cc World Champion

Born on 11 January 2002 in Newton Abbot, Great Britain

GREEN LIGHT FOR TRIAL125!

The Trial125 class was upgraded from FIM World Cup to FIM World Championship status in 2018, giving British teenager Billy Green (Beta) the opportunity to make history as he claimed the title in fine style. The sixteen-year-old, who ranked second overall in this category in 2017, rose to the occasion from the opening round in Spain, taking the win ahead of home hopeful Martin Riobo (Gas Gas).

Fifteen-year-old Riobo was also impressive, taking the win on the first day at Motegi in round two to briefly move to the top of the standings. However, Green returned to the top step on the second day as Riobo struggled and the Brit backed it up with further wins in Andorra and Portugal to make it four victories from five days of competition heading into a single-day final round in Italy.

Green completed the opening lap with no marks lost, but three maximum scores along with a dab on lap two dropped him behind Riobo and Italy’s Carloalberto Rabino (Beta) who tied on thirteen with Riobo winning on a most-cleans tie-break. However, third place on the day was still easily good enough for him to be crowned the first-ever FIM World Champion in the division. 

Riobo’s second victory of the campaign consolidated the runner-up spot in the championship ahead of compatriot Pablo Suarez (Gas Gas), who ended the season with four podiums despite taking fifth on the day. 

PALMARES

World title - 2018