Scottish Six Days Trial

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After a break of a quarter of a century Italian rider Diego Bosis – Gas Gas has returned to the Scottish Highlands to compete in the centenary edition of the Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT). Having successfully completed three of the six days so far, Diego lies in thirtieth place overall with a respectable thirty-five marks against his name.

For me the trial is very good and it is nice to be back in Scotland. I have many memories of the Highlands. It is strange riding with such good weather as all I have experienced previously is rain, so to ride under clear skies is brilliant and my Gas Gas bike is perfect, explained Bosis.

So far the riders have been blessed with uncharacteristically good weather, but all that could change as rain has been forecast for today and Diego’s memories of previous years may become slightly more apparent before the close of play today. Having last ridden the SSDT back in 1986 when he finished just outside the top twenty, this year Diego’s goals are slightly more relaxed as his sole intention is to finish. Bosis has competed in the SSDT on three previous occasions, his best result being tenth overall in 1985.

One thing I know about Scotland is the unpredictable weather so anything can happen in the final three days. So far it has been a pleasure to ride in this beautiful country and the sections are perfect for me, not too hard and not easy for sure. For me it is more important to finish the trial, I am not really worried about my position – I suppose the top thirty would be brilliant, but I honestly am not worried as long as I am having fun, continued the ex FIM Trial World Championship contender.

In stark contrast to most of today’s modern trials the SSDT is one of the few remaining events which still apply the more traditional no-stop rules within the sections, something which Diego is used to from his earlier international career. Since retiring from competition in 2009 Bosis has played an active role in the global trials scene as an FIM section inspector and now as a motorcycle journalist, as well as encouraging younger riders to experience different forms of the discipline.

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I think it is very important that the young riders try different styles of trials, but it is not easy for them. The SSDT is very hard for new and young riders, especially those that are more used to ‘hopping and stopping’ techniques, as the SSDT is using the no-stop rule. I think they should come for the experience and for the training – I remember riding here when I was younger and I think it was a very good thing for me.

This is somewhere where the no-stop rule is perfect because for top riders like Dougie Lampkin and James Dabill it is easy and the sections can be ridden clean, but for me the sections are hard and provide me with a good challenge – I love it! concluded the Italian legend.

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