It was an exciting championship … a battle between Electric Motion and GASGAS. For Albert Cabestany (GASGAS), the final round of the Trial-E World Cup was a time to shine as the experienced Spaniard went 1-1 to wrap-up his second electric title.
After his two victories at Isola, Electric Motion rider Gael Chatagno finished second on Saturday and Sunday, and is therefore vice-champion of the Trial-E World in the general classification!
The fourth and final stop of the 2020 TrialGP World Championship was also the second and final round of the Trial-E World Cup. Coming into the event some six points down on then series leader Gael Chatagno, GASGAS Factory Racing’s Albert Cabestany knew that he needed to win both days of competition at the TrialGP of Italy. Well-used to delivering his best while under pressure, the vastly experienced Spaniard made light work of the Italian sections on his GASGAS TXE, completing day one with just seven marks lost and taking the win.
With the Trial-E title well within his grasp, Cabestany kept the pressure on during day two and in dropping just five marks secured the day win. With it, he lifted the FIM Trial-E World Cup for a second consecutive season, handing GASGAS their fourth Trial-E World Cup title.
Albert Cabestany: “It feels great to win another Trial-E title, and also to finish the championship is a very positive way. This is a great result for both myself and GASGAS. We had some very strong competition this year, they really showed us at the first round that they had worked a lot during the off-season and that they had very good machinery and riders. We knew that we needed to do our very best here this weekend, that we needed to win both days. We started working hard after the opening round of the championship, and the team really did work very hard to make improvements. The sections this weekend were not too difficult, so I knew that being focused and riding consistently, without silly mistakes, would be so, so important. To keep this title, it means a lot to me and GASGAS.”
Results: FIM Trial World Championship 2020, Round 4
Trial-E – day 1
- Albert Cabestany (GASGAS) 7;
- Gael Chatagno (Electric Motion) 25;
- Julien Perret (Electric Motion) 61;
- Jerome Delair (Electric Motion) 114
Trial-E – day 2
- Albert Cabestany (GASGAS) 5;
- Gael Chatagno (Electric Motion) 15;
- Julien Perret (Electric Motion) 51;
- Jerome Delair (Electric Motion) 89
- Albert Cabestany (GASGAS) 74 points;
- Gael Chatagno (Electric Motion) 74;
- Julien Perret (Electric Motion) 60;
- Jerome Delair (Electric Motion) 48;
- Martin Pochez (Electric Motion) 26