Lampkin signs three-year deal with Gas Gas

Trials ace leaves Beta for rival Spanish manufacturer

TWELVE-TIME FIM Trial World Champion Dougie Lampkin is to join Gas Gas in 2011, having signed a three-year contract with the Spanish motorcycle manufacturer.

Lampkin, 34, will continue to compete in the SPEA FIM Trial World Championship next season as well as contesting the FIM Indoor Enduro World Championship. The Yorkshireman is also expected to compete in selected extreme enduro competitions, plus other selected International trial and enduro events.

Lampkin will also take on a further role at Gas Gas, helping the company develop both their trial and enduro products, as well as assisting his younger team-mate Adam Raga.

Lampkin, who leaves rival motorcycle manufacturer Beta, will make his Gas Gas debut on Saturday 8th January 2011 at Sheffield arena.

Speaking about his pending move, Lampkin commented. “Firstly I would like to thank Lapo Bianchi, my cousin John and everyone else at Beta for making my second stay both enjoyable and successful. It has not been an easy decision to leave the family, but the new challenge is just the motivation I need at this stage in my career.

“I will be going all out to win my one hundredth Trial GP, the centenary edition of the Scottish Six Days Trial, the indoor enduro World championship, plus some extreme enduro events and as many other competitions as possible, whilst still attending to my other duties, so it is going to be a busy year all round.”

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