British riders Toby Martyn and Jack Peace have been dominating Trial2 all year and were tied on points heading into the second day last time out when Peace slipped to third and Martyn slumped to sixth.
The result gave Peace a clear five-point championship lead but Martyn struck back in France, holding his nerve and soaking up the pressure to record a sensational clean sheet which gave him a two-mark victory over Aniol Gelabert (Beta) from Spain who took second on a tie-break from home rider Alexandre Ferrer (TRRS).
A three on the opening section of the day put Peace out of contention and his total of four, three ahead of Spain’s Pablo Suarez (Montesa), dropped him to fourth and handed the championship lead to Martyn.
“Today’s been really good,” said Martyn. “It’s been very tight but I’ve ridden really well. I’m so happy to clean today’s trial – it’s a first for me at this level – and it’s great to take the championship points lead as well.”