2017 FIM Women’s Trial des Nations

Team manager: Salvador Garcia
Riders: Sandra Gomez, Berta Abellan, Maria Giro


Great Britain's hopes of a fifth straight FIM Women Trial des Nations title were left in tatters at Baiona after an almost faultless display of sparkling Spanish brilliance was rewarded with a famous victory on home soil. Roared on by their passionate and partisan fans, the Spanish trio of Sandra Gomez (Gas Gas), Berta Abellan (Beta) and Maria Giro (Montesa) parted with just one miserly mark conceded on the penultimate section of the Trial.

The defending champions, led by reigning TrialGP Women's Champion Emma Bristow (Sherco), started the day on the back foot after a disaster in the timed qualification section when, despite posting the fastest time by almost three seconds, a stray mark dropped them back to sixth, while Spain comfortably topped qualification so had the advantage of being last away.

With warm, sunny conditions the fifteen sections plotted over a two-kilometre course on rocks around a headland on the Atlantic coast remained dry and grippy, which meant that the slightest slip would be punished. Great Britain were playing catch up from as early as section six on the opening lap where they lost three marks. Despite matching the Spanish score-for-score on lap two the damage was already done and the Brits were forced to concede defeat.

Tied on three marks with Great Britain after the opening lap, the German team saw their chances of a fifth consecutive podium finish disappear on lap two after they added a further eight marks to their total, allowing Norway to claim a surprise first Women's TDN podium since 2002.



2018 FIM Trial des Nations

Team manager: Salvador Garcia
Riders: Toni Bou, Jaime Busto, Jeroni Fajardo


Spain stormed to a fantastic fifteenth consecutive FIM Trial des Nations victory at a wet, wild and spectacular Sokolov venue in the Czech Republic with their three-man team of Toni Bou (Repsol Honda), Jeroni Fajardo (Gas Gas) and Jaime Busto (Gas Gas) reigning supreme in the men’s category. 

The all-star Spanish line-up initially got off to a slow start and actually trailed the French trio of Benoit Bincaz (Scorpa), Alexandre Ferrer (Sherco) and Loris Gubian (Gas Gas) after the first four sections, but when the going got tough then Bou and company got going. 

While the Spanish demonstrated their clear superiority to lead the field, Great Britain, France and Japan went toe-to-toe for the remaining podium positions with the balance swinging in each nation’s favour as the Trial progressed. 

Following the opening lap Spain's total of just twenty gave them a clear advantage, even after nineteen time penalties were added to their total. France were second with fifty-one on observation and five on time followed by Great Britain's James Dabill (Beta), Jack Price (Gas Gas) and Toby Martyn (Montesa), who had parted with fifty-six marks in the sections and collected eight time penalties. 

The Japanese trio of Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Honda), Kenichi Kuroyama (Yamaha) and Tomoyuki Ogawa (Montesa) had dropped fifty-three, but picked up twenty time penalties, which put them fourth. 

On the second lap Spain extended their advantage as Great Britain, revelling in the UK-style conditions, picked up the pace to secure the second step of the podium by eleven marks from France as Japan struggled to get to grips with the deteriorating conditions and their challenge fell away. Italy ended the day a distant fifth ahead of Norway and Germany. 

2017 FIM Trial des Nations

Team manager: Salvador Garcia
Riders: Toni Bou, Adam Raga, Jaime Busto


Home heroes Spain underlined their complete dominance of top-flight Trial by storming to an emphatic victory at the 2017 FIM Trial des Nations at Baiona, in the process extending their record-rewriting winning streak at the event to a phenomenal fourteen on the bounce. Fielding the three top-ranked riders in the world this year, led by reigning and eleven-time FIM Trial World Champion Toni Bou (Montesa-HRC), with Adam Raga (TRRS) and Jaime Busto (Montesa-HRC), the Spanish team were simply untouchable on the towering coastal rocks lining the Atlantic coastline.

Following a comfortable qualification win on Friday, Spain had the advantage of starting at the back of the seven-nation field although such was their mastery of the fifteen sections they could have started at the front without fear of being challenged. With the best two results in each section counting towards the teams' overall scores, Spain wasted little time in opening up a commanding lead - much to the vociferous home fans' delight - and after the first seven sections led Great Britain by ten marks, an advantage they comfortably maintained at the halfway stage.

With light rain beginning to fall which made the sections slippery, Spain then moved up a gear and completed the second lap for the loss of just one mark to take their total to a sensational six. A late five almost dropped Great Britain into the clutches of Japan, but cleans on the final two sections kept them three marks clear in second place.


2016 FIM Trial des Nations


The 2016 edition of the FIM Trial des Nations proved to be an unlucky number for the pretenders to Spain's crown, as the defending champions proved unbeatable for the thirteen consecutive year. Toni Bou - Repsol Honda, Adam Raga - TRS and Albert Cabestany - Sherco remained faultless throughout the two laps of eighteen sections at Isola 2000, France, backing up their status as hot favourites with their country's twenty-third title in the team discipline even though they were made to work hard for their win as both runners-up Japan and third placed Great Britain recorded single-digit final scores.

The experienced trio of Takahisa Fujinami - Repsol Honda, Kenichi Kuroyama - Yamaha and Tomoyuki Ogawa - Honda did Japan proud as they posted lap totals of five and two respectively to secure second spot by a single mark in what proved to be a low scoring Trial for the leading three nations, which played out in dry and sunny conditions despite the predicted heavy rain. The GB squad of James Dabill - Vertigo, Jack Price - Gas Gas and Iwan Roberts- Beta were worthy of third position, having been pushed off the podium last year by France. The home nation could also be pleased with their showing in front of their fans, finishing the day seven marks in front of Italy in fourth.