Dougie Lampkin: “We’ve got the best mix of riders,” a…

Dougie Lampkin: “We’ve got the best mix of riders,” a…

With 2022 drawing to a close and the New Year approaching, preparations for the DL12 Indoor Trial in Sheffield are entering their final phase.

The DL12 Indoor Trial will be almost unique for the UK as some of the best trials riders in the world descend on 7th January 2023 at the Utilita Arena Sheffield.

The event, as the name suggests, was organized by 12-time trials world champion, including five times indoor, Dougie Lampkin.

“I’ve won the World Indoor Championships a number of times,” Lampkin told Visordown, “and I’ve always wanted to officiate my own event. In England there hasn’t been one for a long time […] and I really wanted to make one myself. I probably didn’t realize the amount of work involved, but here we are.”

For Lampkin, the Sheffield event is the first he has been involved in on this scale, but he has experience working on events with Red Bull which he combines with his vast experience of the discipline itself.

“So I think I’ve been able to bring a lot of that experience to bear and the riders have confidence in me that I’ll do a good event and a challenging event. But I also want it to be safe, which is very important to me.”

The participating drivers also demand a certain level. Lampkin is of course a legend himself and as such enjoys a degree of respect himself and certainly the respect he has earned through his career was a key part of putting together the rider roster for the event.

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