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Roy Bridge trials rider Ben Dignan has signed a deal that will see him remain a part of the Vertigo Factory Team and a Vertigo Motors UK rider for 2021.
Ben had a strong debut season with Vertigo in the FIM Trial125 World Championship last year with consistent results putting him in the top 10 in the opening round and on the podium three times including a maiden win on the second day in Andorra.
The 17-year-old finished the 2020 season taking home the bronze medal and showing he is a force to be reckoned with amongst the other international riders; Ben also started to cut his teeth within the Trial 2 UK, competing against an experienced field.
Ben will enter the 2021 season as one of the top Trial125 World Championship contenders with high hopes of another great year with Vertigo, whilst also looking to make his mark on the Trial 2 British National Championship and possibly within the SSDT as a Vertigo Motors UK rider, backed by trials legend Dougie Lampkin.
Ben said: ‘Last year was a whirlwind, and it’s hard to put it into words what it all means. But I couldn’t be happier to have signed for another year with Vertigo and the people connected with it.
‘So following a short break over Christmas I will be settling back down to the hard work over the remaining part of the winter with my coach Alexz Wigg at my side.’
Dougie commented: ‘I am delighted that Ben will be part of the team again in 2021.
‘There is no doubt he made a big impact this season and certainly made his rivals sit up and take note.
‘With more hard work this winter, Ben has got a real chance of challenging for the Trial125 World Championship next year. Once again Vertigo UK and the Vertigo factory will do everything possible to support him in his title fight.’
Ben added: ‘All of this would not be possible without the amazing support of my coach Alexz Wigg, my family and all my personal sponsors.
‘I can’t thank them enough and I look forward to doing them all proud in 2021. I would like to wish all within trials all the best for 2021, whatever that will look like.’
Follow Ben’s progress this year on his social media @bendignantrials on facebook and @bendignan_trials on Instagram.