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21/07/18 - TRIALGP QUAL - DABILL, GRATTAROLA, KUROYAMA, GOMEZ AND MELCHIOR THE QUICKEST

Britain's James Dabill - Beta will have the advantage of starting tomorrow's TrialGP Belgium - round six of the 2018 FIM Trial World Championship - at Comblain au Pont at the back of the field following his sensational qualification victory this afternoon, as Toni Bou - Repsol Honda slumped to tenth place.

A big mistake in the Q1 session that decides starting position for Q2 saw thirty-two-year-old Dabill take a maximum, but he made no mistake at his second attempt. Always happy to hang it out, Dabill mixed up the perfect cocktail of pace and precision to top Q2 by almost half-a-second from Spain's Jaime Busto - Gas Gas with veteran Spaniard Albert Cabestany - Beta another half-a-second further back in third.

"I won qualification last year in Japan which was a pretty cool feeling," says Dabill. "I have been trying hard to get another one - it is always nice to start at the back. Every time I ride I just think I have got nothing to lose and go for it!"

Victory in the fiercely-competitive Trial2 class went to Britain's Toby Martyn - Montesa from his Spanish team-mate Francesc Moret by just 0:06. Martyn's performance was all the more remarkable given that he was riding with heavy strapping after dislocating his left shoulder in a mid-week practice crash. British teenager Dan Peace - Gas Gas was just over a second further back in third before a gap to Spain's Gabriel Marcelli with Peace's younger brother and team-mate Jack rounding out the top five.

Series leader Matteo Grattarola - Honda, who is just one point ahead of Martyn in the standings, could only manage tenth after dropping a mark as he pushed for a fast time.

In the TrialE Cup for electric motorcycles veteran Japanese rider Kenichi Kuroyama - Yamaha repeated his qualification victory last time out at TrialGP France with a comfortable winning margin of almost two seconds ahead of Frenchman Loris Gubian - Gas Gas. The title rivals will now start tomorrow's series-decider together, just behind France's colourful Christophe Bruand - Electric Motion who ended Q2 in third.


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DABILL, MARTYN E KUROYAMA IN POLE

Curioso sia Bou che Grattarola, hanno messo un piede e si sono piazzati decimi. SarÓ sempre un vantaggio partire per ultimi? Il quando partire sarÓ proprio l'argomento del prossimo Trialsprint , rubrica di Motosprint in edicola la prossima settimana...



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Results: Q1

Results: Q2

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1. James Dabill - TrialGP by FIM pictures

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