Sheffield hosts ‘world’s best’ at indoor motorcycle trial

Motorcycle Trial legend Dougie Lampkin in action at Sheffield Arena - where the spectacular returns again on'Saturday 8th January 2011.''Sheffield Arena.. Picture by Micha Theiner
Motorcycle Trial legend Dougie Lampkin in action at Sheffield Arena - where the spectacular returns again on'Saturday 8th January 2011.''Sheffield Arena.. Picture by Micha Theiner
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THE BEST riders in the world will be attempting to be crowned the King of Sheffield when the 2012 Sheffield Arena Trial comes to the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday (January 7).

Although the event will not be a round of the 2012 FIM World Championship, with a star studded international line-up it promises to be an action packed night not to be missed.

The international line up includes the awesome Repsol Montesa mounted double world champion Toni Bou, world number two and Gas Gas number one Adam Raga, crowd pleaser and ex-world champion Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Montesa) and last but not least riding the tried and tested Ossa, Jeroni Fajardo.

They will be battling it out with the best of the Brits and for one it will be a night to remember as legend Dougie Lampkin MBE makes this his last performance at Sheffield.

Dougie will be the only rider in the line-up to have appeared at every event so far – a total of 17! He will be looking for that final victory to show he really is the King of Sheffield!

The best of the Brits will also be fighting it out to take to this years crown including back to back British Champion James Dabill (Beta), world number six Michael Brown (Gas Gas) and last years new boy Jack Challoner (Beta).

Promoter Neil Crosswaite, of Avondale management, said: “We will be giving our lads a sporting chance to perform against the best riders in the world and you wont get that anywhere but Sheffield.”

Tickets for Sheffield 2012, priced £32.50 for adults and £22.50 for under-14s (booking fee may apply), are available in person at the Arena box office, by phone on 0114 256 56 56 or online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk.