Wigg helps Team GB to second

Winslow's Alexz Wigg
Winslow's Alexz Wigg

Winslow’s Alexz Wigg represented Team GB in last weekend’s FIM Trial des Nations in Andorra, writes James Beckett.

Joining James Dabill, Michael Brown and Jack Sheppard, the local rider helped the team finish second in the season-ending team competition behind an impressive Team Spain.

It was the sixth time in a row that Team GB had finished second in the competition and the 11th consecutive victory for the Spaniards.

Led by the 2014 World Trials Champion, Toni Bou, Spain dominated the event with Bou competing alongside Adam Raga, Albert Cabestany and Jeroni Fajardo.

Their margin of victory at the finish was a massive 82 marks ahead of the British quartet. Team France in third position, 11 points further back.

Wigg said: “This was another good competition. We all rode well but the Spanish were too strong for everyone. They did really well. They started the event as favourites and led from start to finish.”

The final two rounds of the RT Keedwell British Trials Championship take place this weekend.

The double-header weekend takes place near Exeter and Tavistock, with two events spread across Saturday and Sunday.

The championship is currently headed by James Dabill (Beta) ahead of Michael Brown (Gas Gas).

Wigg is placed third in the points standings with his Gas Gas machine, narrowly ahead of Jack Sheppard (Gas Gas) and Ross Danby (Jotagas). Saturday’s event is the Anthony Rew Trial, while Sunday’s competition is the Rene Pearce Memorial Trial.