King Dougie’s finale

motorcycle trials fans will surely jump at the chance to see one of the all time greats of the sport before he hangs up his leathers.

Multiple World Champion, Yorkshireman Dougie Lampkin, will be making this his last appearance at the 2012 Sheffield Arena Trials.

Dougie bows out at the event at the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday January 7, with the best riders in the World competing for the crown King of Sheffield.

This year the event will not be a round of the 2012 FIM World Championship, but with a star studded international line-up it promises to be an action packed night not to be missed!

The top-flight roster includes; the awesome Repsol Montesa mounted double World Champion Toni Bou, World number two and Gas Gas number one Adam Raga, crowd pleaser and ex World Champion Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Montesa) and last but not least riding the tried and tested Ossa, Jeroni Fajardo.

They will be battling it out with the best of the Brits. Dougie will be the only rider in the line-up to have appeared at every event so far – a total of 17.

He will be looking for that final victory to show he really is the King of Sheffield.

The best of the Brits will also be fighting it out to take to this years crown including back to back British Champion James Dabill (Beta), World number six Michael Brown (Gas Gas) and last years new boy Jack Challoner (Beta).

Promoter, Neil Crosswaite of Avondale management said: “We have been in discussions with the FIM for some time now, but just couldn’t come to terms regarding World Championship status. One of the sticking points is having to agree to live TV coverage, which means we can’t set our own schedule.

Another point is Sheffield needs to run and we want to run our 17th event with our top British riders”. Tickets for Sheffield 2012 are available now with adult priced at £32.50 and under-14s at £22.50. Box office 0114 256556; www.motorpointarena.co.uk