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Back in world championship competition for the first time in eight years, and back to the top step of the podium aboard her MOTOREX-lubricated TXT GP 300! Laia Sanz has showed she’s lost none of her feet-up skills by winning the opening day of the Women’s Trial World Championship at the GP of Italy. Giving her all to secure victory, Laia then placed a strong second on day two to sit as joint leader of the women’s championship ahead of the second round. With the team’s newest recruit Miquel Gelabert placing a solid sixth on day two, it was an event to forget for Jorge Casales, who was forced to withdraw from the competition following a positive PCR test result.
Laia Sans: “Overall, it’s been a great trial for me. It’s been so nice to be back in the trial paddock, and to win on the first day was incredible – it felt so, so good to get that result. It wasn’t easy for me with the non-stop rules, but things worked out really well. The second lap was tough, but I managed to push to the end. I found day two hard. I was already struggling physically a little at the end of the first day, and today, with the heat, I wasn’t at 100%. I made some mistakes on the first lap that really I shouldn’t have made, but I was leading, so I was happy. The second lap was hard, I dropped some extra marks, and Emma was riding well. But there are many positives from this weekend, not least the day one victory.”