The big event on every motorcyclist’s calendar, El trial indoor de Barcelona, celebrates its 39th anniversary at the Palau Sant Jordi this month. The event, the first ever indoor motorcycle competition, was created in 1978 by Jaime Alguersuari, the editorial director of Solo Moto magazine, who had the vision of bringing the sport of professional motorcycling, and its most famous protagonists, to its Spanish fans. Some things have changed since 1978—the event is now much bigger and entrance costs €15 (in 1978 it was free), but the trial’s central goal, to bring world-class motorcycle riders directly to their fans, hasn’t. Toni Bou is top of the list, with an impressive 18 world titles at both indoor and open air events. Other stars set to appear are: Adam Raga and Albert Cabstany, second and third place in the world, respectively, in 2015; and Spanish riders Jeroni Farjardo and Jaime Busto. Guaranteed to provide a visual spectacle and adrenaline-fuelled feats of motorcycle skill, this promises to be a thrilling experience for aficionados and novices alike.
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