On The Pegs August 2017 - Volume 2 - Issue 8 - Page 35

On The Pegs LE Vol. 2 Issue 8 - August 2017 P 35 Marc Colomer and Gas Gas make history by winning the first World Championship for electric motor- bikes held in Lourdes, France. Co- lomer rode the new Gas Gas TXTe in its successful debut in the very first TrialE Cup. Colomer goes into the history books as the first ever winner of the brand new electric category of the World Championship and proved to be extremely competi- tive after besting the results of the Trial125 bikes in the World Champi- onship. “We are very satisfied with the result, but especially with how the bike has behaved, and with the interest and acceptance shown by all the world of trial,” said Colomer. “Our Gas Gas is now a step ahead of the rest of its rivals in this category. We wanted to demonstrate that our TXTe is competitive and I believe that we have achieved this with our victory, because we were superior to even the 125’s with petrol en- gines. This is a highly significant fact that opens a very promising future ahead of us. Electric trial bikes are now a reality”. Colomer finished the event with only 19 points. This score would have meant a victory for the rider in the Trial125 of the World Champion- ship. This is a clear demonstration of the potential of electric trial bikes in this speciality. RESULTS 1. Marc Colomer (GG) 19 2. César Panicot (MEC) 67 3. Bastien Hieyte (EM) 70