The 2018 US National MotoTrials Series in Colorado Revisited

One last look at last weekend’s US MotoTrials in Texas Creek

The top MotoTrials competitors from around the country converged on Texas Creek, Colorado, for rounds 3 and 4 of the NATC/AMA US National MotoTrials Series. After two days of competition, Pat Smage left Colorado with his 2018 win streak intact. The Sherco USA rider also extended his lead in the series standings to 20 points ahead of GasGas North America teammates Daniel Blanc-Gonnet and Alex Niederer, who sit tied for the runner-up slot. Photographer Shan Moore brings us another look at last week’s event.

Beta USA’s Andreas Niederer finds maximum grip on one of the granite boulders strewn across the 7-mile course making up the Colorado event.Shan Moore
Alex Niederer’s minder, Tom Fraser, says jump and Alex asks, “How high?” Niederer takes a leap of faith across one of the many gaps thrown at the riders.Shan Moore
Expert Sportsman rider Brando Cambareri wiggles his way through a tight line during Saturday’s challenging event.Shan Moore
Beta USA’s Jay Gregorowicz eases down a near-vertical rock face during Expert class competition.Shan Moore
GasGas North America’s Daniel Blanc-Gonnet sets his sights on an undercut ledge en route to second place in the Pro class on Sunday.Shan Moore
Sherco USA’s Josh Roper swept both days of the Expert class. Roper finished Sunday’s event with just two points.Shan Moore
Pat Smage’s win put him one step closer to earning a 10th US National Trials championship.Shan Moore
Dalton Land finished second in the Junior division each day. The US MotoTrials series offers classes for all age groups, including youth events on Friday and Saturday.Shan Moore
Andreas Niederer takes aim at the target his minder sets for him as he attempts to jump from rock to rock during Saturday’s event.Shan Moore