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Plans announced for ACU Trial GB Championship
Monday December 21, 2020 at 9:50am
The ACU Trials & Enduro Committee met last week and details have been confirmed for the 2021 series, which, Covid precautions allowing, could consist of nine rounds, including two double headers.
The format will be the same as the shortened 2020 series with the four classes, Trial GB, Trial 2, Trial Expert and Trial 125 all riding twelve sections over a three-lap course. Whilst the Experts and 125's will share the same route, the T2 and GB routes will each differ.
A new innovation for 2021 is that either an Expert or Trial 2 rider can move up a class at the start of the season, but if the rider finds the new class too challenging, he can move down before round three and still score points in the remaining rounds in the lower class. Of course, by doing this the points gained in the first two rounds will not be carried forward.
There will not be any formal registration for the series, but in January all of the expected Trial GB and Trial 2 riders will be contacted and asked to confirm their commitment to the full series to gain a regular riding number.
The sections will still have the one-minute allowance to be ridden as in 2020.
Series Manager, Brian Higgins commented, " With such uncertainty at the moment it is good to have the plans for 2021 in place. We shall shortly be announcing a new Title Sponsor and also details of a new results system which is currently being developed.
Pictured is Dan Thorpe snapped at a very wet round in early October. He is expected to be challenging for the Trial Expert crown again in 2021.