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KTM Freeride competition winner announced

14th Apr, 2014

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The KTM Freeride 250 was drawn on Sunday afternoon in front of hundreds of punters anxiously waiting to hear the winner of the Freeride 250 competition. 

The lucky winner of the KTM Freeride 250 is Mr. A. Phillips of Evatt, ACT

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Toni Bou wins round 2 of the Trial World Championship

13th Apr, 2014

Toni Bou wins Round 2 of Trial World Championship in Maldon, Australia

 

Toni Bou returned to form on Sunday to win Round 2 of the Trial World Championship losing only 7 points for the day and stealing the win from countryman Adam Raga (13 points). Rounding out the podium was Jeroni Fajardo (39 points - 32 cleans) who edged out Albert Cabestany (39 points - 31 cleans) on a countback.

A shocking win on Saturday for Honda Repsol rider Takahisa Fujinami couldn't be reproduced on day 2, only able to achieve 6th in the World Championship group.

The World Cup division was a close race with Poli Matteo from Italy (14 points) edging out Franz Kadlec of Germany (17 points) and Steven Coquelin (19 points) of France.

The 125cc class was a repeat of Round 1 with Gaël Chatagno in first place on 14 points, Teo Colairo on 36 points and Noe Pretalli on 76 points.

Our Aussie riders brought in some fantastic results with Kyle Middleton taking 8th place on 34 points and Sam King our best placed 125cc rider in 5th place on 111 points.

Full results attached.

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World Trial coverage on Facebook

12th Apr, 2014

If you want to see the most recent news and photos from the Mt Tarrengower event, head on over to the our Facebook page.

We'll be keeping that updated with various paddock info and pics as it happens.

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Takahisa Fujinami wins Round 1 of Trial World Championship

12th Apr, 2014

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Takahisa Fujinami has won Round 1 of Trial World Championship in Maldon.

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  • 1st - Takahisa Fujinami (8 points)
  • 2nd - Toni Bou (9 points)
  • 3rd - Jeroni Fajardo (11 points)

Click Read More to see full results and photos from Round 1.

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Observer Roster now available (Updated 9th April)

08th Apr, 2014

For everyone who has volunteered to observe at the Mt Tarrengower event, please check the attached roster.

UPDATE: 9th April - version 2 of roster now attached. Observers will need to check the displayed Observers Roster outside Admin in case of any further changes after this.

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NON STOP TRIAL explained

05th Apr, 2014

The world round is fast approaching and here's a fantastic video from FIM detailing the non stop rules that are in practice at the Trial World Championship next weekend.

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5th April - IMPORTANT OBSERVER UPDATE

01st Apr, 2014

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Attached is an important update (5th April) to the observer briefing document that observers would have downloaded earlier this week. This update contains rules and scoring for the Trial World Championship. 

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Journalists and Photographers

01st Apr, 2014

With less than 2 weeks before the world's best riders tackle the huge granite outcrops of Mt Tarrengower (Maldon, Victoria) journalists and photographers are reminded of the necessity to acquire media accreditation to access the media corridor surrounding each competitive section, the media room and attend media press conferences.

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Online ticket sales end Thursday 20th March

20th Mar, 2014

2014 FIM Trial World Championships Maldon, Victoria (Mt. Tarrengower) AustraliaThe Trial World Championship in Maldon is just around the corner with only a few weeks to go until the big event.

As with the 2012 event there will be two main areas to the event. The paddock (Bill Woodfull Reserve) will feature manufacturer tents with rider pit area, the latest model bikes on display, podium/start gate, the fantastic man-made section 14 and much more.

The back of Mt Tarrengower is where the real trials action is, with sections 1-13 set into the mountainside.

Pre-purchased ticket holders have been popular this year and punters who buy their tickets before the Saturday/Sunday big event will be able to skip the queue to get into the main sections/carpark on the back of Mt. Tarrengower.

Online tickets are about to finish with last sales taken tomorrow evening (Thursday 20th March). Tickets will be posted out next week.

Online tickets available through the wtcaustralia website.

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Win a KTM Freeride 250 worth over $9K

18th Mar, 2014

KTM Freeride 250 Competition

To get yourself in the draw to win this beauty of a bike – it's easy! Purchase a ticket to the FIM Trial World Championship, fill out the entry form and place it into the barrel on the day.You go into the running to win the KTM 250 Freeride.

The winner will be announced on Sunday 13th April.

Click through for full terms and conditions of this competition.

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WTC Supplementary Regulations now available...

28th Feb, 2014

Excitement continues to grow in the lead up the opening round of the FIM World Trial Championship, and the supplementary regulations are now available.

Riders still have a full month to get their entries in before the 28th March cut-off, to join the best riders in the world for this fantastic event.

Action begins with first practice in the official practice area on Thursday 10th April, and culminates in the opening two rounds of competition for the FIM World Championship over the 12-13th April.

Click through for attached Supp Regs..

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Ride with the Worlds Best - WTC Rider information

17th Feb, 2014

Ever thought of riding in Australia’s own World Trial Championship round, the opening round of the 2014 FIM World Trial Championship? Well you can...

Australian riders are encouraged to take part in this exciting event. Here is all the information you need to get started.

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Volunteers Required

04th Feb, 2014

As we start to put together the final planning and logistics for the event together we now need a number of volunteers to give up a bit of time to ensure that this event starts off the 2014 Trial World Championships season in a spectacular fashion and that all our spectators have a fantastic experience over the weekend. All volunteers are covered by insurance for the event but the requirement is that they be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Volunteer jobs include:

  • Information Booths (Thursday – Sunday)
  • Merchandise Sales – (Friday – Sunday)
  • Ticket Sales (Friday only at Bill Woodfull reserve)
  • Podium assistants for the start and scoreboard (Sat & Sun)
  • Score card runners for the end of each lap (Sat & Sun)
  • Podium assistants for the presentation of prizes (Sat & Sun)
  • Paddock coordinator (Thursday & Friday)
  • Practice Area Marshalls (Thursday & Friday)
  • Rubbish (Friday – Sunday) (empty small bins into big skips)
  • Toilets (Friday – Sunday) (top up water and toilet paper)
  • Traffic management (Sat & Sun afternoon)
  • Clean-up post the event (Monday)
  • Office / Admin assistants (Friday – Sunday)

If we have lots of volunteers there can be a roster system so that everyone gets a chance to see part of the event.

Please email the Administration Coordinator Christine Scott at twc2014chris@yahoo.com.au or phone 0437 218 358 (AH) with your details including email address and phone number(s) , preferred jobs and days available.

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World Trial shaping up to be bigger and better

04th Feb, 2014

bigger-and-better.jpgThe 2014 event is shaping up to be even bigger and better than 2012.

Our major sponsor KTM is donating a Freeride 250, which will be won by some lucky spectator for simply buying an entry ticket to the event. Also Jack Field will be strutting his stuff at the ‘Paddock’ over the weekend and of course the ever popular last section will be constructed on the edge of the football field for all to enjoy.

This year we have decided to offer free entry to the ‘Paddock’ (Bill Woodfull Reserve) in the heart of Maldon. This will enable people to enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of the event even if they are unable to visit the main body of competitive sections on Mt Tarrengower.

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Cancellation of January 19th Working Bee

16th Jan, 2014

The WTC Working bee scheduled for this Sunday 19th January has been cancelled.

After consultation with the local Parks Vic Ranger the working bee has been cancelled due to extremely high fire danger risk. The next scheduled working bee will be the 1st of March but keep an eye on this site for other dates.

– Col Scott

 

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Trial World Championship - Tickets now on sale

13th Jan, 2014

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Tickets are now on sale for the Australian round of the Trial World Championship. The official dates are April 12-13th, 2014 at Maldon, Victoria. You can purchase your tickets here.


Ticket are $40 for Adults and $20 for youth for a 2 day pass to this championship event.

One-day pass (Saturday or Sunday) Adults: $25
One-day pass (Saturday or Sunday) Youth: $15
Two-day pass (Saturday AND Sunday) Adults: $40
Two-day pass (Saturday AND Sunday) Youth: $20

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Major Sponsors announced - KTM and Southern Cross Ten

11th Jan, 2014

ktm logo.1KTM have come on board as one of our two major sponsors for the 2014 World Trial Championship in Maldon, Victoria.

 

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With the introduction of their new 2 stroke Freeride 250, KTM see this Grand Prix event as a perfect launch pad for this bike. In addition to the Freeride 250 all the KTM products will be on display in two locations over the weekend. KTM have very kindly sponsored a Freeride 250 to be given away to one lucky spectator and entry forms will be available over the event weekend to all ticket holders. The Freeride 250 is ADR compliant and is worth $9,250.00.

 

Southern Cross ten

 

 

The other exciting news is that Southern Cross Ten has come on board with a media plan for both Television and Radio that should lift the promotion of this event to a wide Australian audience and its planned to do an outside broadcast from the event on the Saturday.

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Observers for Trials World Championships - April 12th & 13th 2014

14th Oct, 2013

I think its time we started the process of calling for expressions of interest in Observing for the event.

I have approached people who wish to be delegates from each state who will prepare a list of those people who are keen from their state.

In the first instance those interested should contact their state delegate, who are listed below.

VIC Col Smith
NSW Bob McGlinchy
ACT Trevor Bennett
QLD Robert Eyres
SA Brendan Hogan
WA Mark Austin
TAS Peter Bayles

 

I think those that are interested will know the contact details for those people so I’m a bit reluctant to post their details on the web site.

For each day we will require:

  • 15 Starters
  • 30 Observers
  • 15 Markers

 

All these people must be over 16 years old and preferably have trials experience either as a competitor / observer / official and be physically fit enough to stand around a pile of rocks all day.

Once the final list of observers has been decided on I will forward to them instructions including a comprehensive overview of the new non-stop rules.

Also there will be a comprehensive observer briefing prior to the start of each day.

Keep in mind that the paddock opens on the Wednesday for the teams to set up and the practice area will be open on Thursday so there will be a lot of action about the event prior to Sat and Sun. We will also require 15 observers to be available on Friday during a two hour ‘section inspection’ or ‘sighting lap’ for the riders and minders to familiarize themselves with the sections prior to Saturday.

It’s important to note that we don’t expect people to observe both days unless they have a real passion to do so.

As part of the reward to helping out observing everyone will receive:

  • A complimentary ticket to either Saturday or Sunday
  • A commemorative tee shirt
  • The opportunity to display their club’s banner at the section they observe.

If they bring a bike they could extend their holiday and ride the 2 day at Glenmaggie over Easter.

Many Thanks,
Col Scott

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World Trials Championships returns to Mt Tarrengower in 2014

01st Aug, 2013

The FIM have released their provisional 2014 calendar dates, with Australia as Round 1 & 2 of the series on 12-13th April 2014.

The dates fall in the middle weekend of the Victorian school holidays and a week before Easter.

Organiser Col Scott is very pleased that Australia has been given the chance to once again showcase itself to the world's top mototrials riders.

Stay tuned to Trials Australia for all the details on the event.

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