Dougie Lampkin retires. Kind of.

Yorkshire's most well-balanced biker has had his final dab on the world scene

DOUGIE Lampkin has announced his retirement from the FIM Trial World Championship.

Lampkin has competed on the world scene for 19 years, having made his debut on the 18th of April at Warken, Luxembourg in 1993.

Lampkin has contested a record 257 Grand Prix events. Confirming his status as the most victorious and successful rider ever to be a part of the championship, with an unbeaten 99 GP wins.

Whilst the FIM Trial World Championship will no longer feature in Dougie's competition schedule, he will still be very much a part of the series in his new management and development role within the factory Gas Gas team. In addition to this Lampkin still plans to compete in the FIM Super (Indoor) Enduro Championship and selected extreme enduro events.

Lampkin said: "I am still looking forward to riding the Scottish, the Scott and perhaps some other multi day trials in Europe along with the enduro events. Beating the younger riders still feels good, so they still need to watch out for the old man as he is not finished just yet."

You can read our interview with Dougie Lampkin here.