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27/11/17 - SPORT7 COMMISSIONS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY IN HONOUR OF MARTIN LAMPKIN -

Forty-three years after the inaugural edition of the FIM Trial World Championship, Sport7 is proud to mark their first season as promoters of the TrialGP series by having commissioned a championship trophy that retrospectively celebrates the many FIM Trial World Champions over the last four decades plus.

Created in honour of the late Martin Lampkin, the first ever winner of the series back in 1975, the trophy's contemporary design plays homage to the early era of the championship and the machines of that period.

Fourteen different names of the FIM Trial World Champions from 1975 through to 2017 adorn the engraved plates that shroud the square base on which the main structure of the trophy rests. Measuring over three hundred millimetres high and weighing in at just under ten kilogrammes the metallic work of art has been beautifully crafted by TrialGP series partner Hope Technology. Designed, engineered and hand finished in their British factory the shining silver creation is a fitting salute to all those riders who have lifted the title over the years.

Using the occasion of the annual FIM Awards ceremony hosted in the principality of Andorra, Martin Lampkin's widow Isobel and his eldest son Dougie, a previous seven times FIM Trial World Champion himself, were on hand to present the new trophy to its first ever actual recipient Toni Bou whose name has now been engraved on the lower section for a record eleventh occasion.

Delighted to be the first holder of the championship trophy Bou said. "It is a great honour to be the first FIM Trial World Champion to receive this very special and beautiful trophy here in Andorra. I would like to thank Sport7 for bringing this trophy to the championship and recognising all the many champions and also my own eleven titles too. Having Dougie and Isobel here to make the presentation made the moment even more special and I would like to thank the Lampkin family for their kind actions."

Commenting on behalf of Sport7, TrialGP Championship Director Jake Miller added. "It seems incredible that this rich and historic FIM World Championship has never had an official trophy to recognise and celebrate the great champions of this Sport. As well as our work to promote and develop the series, we always felt it was our duty to create a lasting legacy for the championship, especially given our long and close association with Martin and the Lampkin family. To finally realise this magnificent trophy in Martin's honour and to have his family here to present it to Toni is something that we are very proud to have made happen."

The list of FIM Trial World Champions from 1975 to 2017 is as follows:

1975 - Martin Lampkin - GBP - Bultaco 1997 - Dougie Lampkin - GBP - Beta
1976 - Yrjo Vesterinen - FIN - Bultaco 1998 - Dougie Lampkin - GBP - Beta
1977 - Yrjo Vesterinen - FIN - Bultaco 1999 - Dougie Lampkin - GBP - Beta
1978 - Yrjo Vesterinen - FIN - Bultaco 2000 - Dougie Lampkin - GBP - Montesa
1979 - Bernie Schreiber - USA - Bultaco 2001 - Dougie Lampkin - GBP - Montesa
1980 - Ulf Karlsson - SWE - Montesa 2002 - Dougie Lampkin - GBP - Montesa
1981 - Gilles Burgat - FRA - SWM 2003 - Dougie Lampkin - GBP - Montesa
1982 - Eddy Lejeune - BEL - Honda 2004 - Takahisa Fujinami - JPN - Montesa
1983 - Eddy Lejeune - BEL - Honda 2005 - Adam Raga - ESP - Gas Gas
1984 - Eddy Lejeune - BEL - Honda 2006 - Adam Raga - ESP - Gas Gas
1985 - Thierry Michaud - FRA - Fantic 2007 - Toni Bou - ESP - Montesa
1986 - Thierry Michaud - FRA - Fantic 2008 - Toni Bou - ESP - Montesa
1987 - Jordi Tarres - ESP - Beta 2009 - Toni Bou - ESP - Montesa
1988 - Thierry Michaud - FRA - Fantic 2010 - Toni Bou - ESP - Montesa
1989 - Jordi Tarres - ESP - Beta 2011 - Toni Bou - ESP - Montesa
1990 - Jordi Tarres - ESP - Beta 2012 - Toni Bou - ESP - Montesa
1991 - Jordi Tarres - ESP - Beta 2013 - Toni Bou - ESP - Montesa
1992 - Tommi Ahvala - FIN - Aprilia 2014 - Toni Bou - ESP - Montesa
1993 - Jordi Tarres - ESP - Gas Gas 2015 - Toni Bou - ESP - Montesa
1994 - Jordi Tarres - ESP - Gas Gas 2016 - Toni Bou - ESP - Montesa
1995 - Jordi Tarres - ESP - Gas Gas 2017 - Toni Bou - ESP - Montesa
1996 - Marc Colomer - ESP - Montesa


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TROFEO SPECIALE IN ONORE DI MARTIN LAMPKIN

Alla cerimonia delle premiazione finale dei campioni del mondo delle varie specialitÓ motociclistiche che la FIM organizza tutti gli anni, quest'anno nel Principato d'Andorra, la societÓ Sport 7, promoter del Trial dal 2017, ha commissionato di istituire un trofeo in onore allo scomparso MARTIN LAMPKIN grande personaggio del nostro ambiente, nonchŔ primo campione del mondo nel 1975

Nella foto Toni Bou riceve il trofeo dalla famiglia Lampkin, la vedova Isabelle ed il figlio maggiore Dougie.



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