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End of world for multi-champion Dougie Lampkin
Dougie Lampkin has announced his retirement from the FIM Trials World Championship after an incredible 19 years of competing at the top level of the sport.
The 36-year-old Silsden rider has contested a record 257 grand prix events since making his debut in the series in Luxembourg back in 1993 and set another record by winning seven consecutive outdoor titles from the mid-1990s.
Lampkin recorded 99 wins, an unequalled 170 rostrum finishes and an unmatched 3,944 world points while confirming his status as the most victorious and successful rider ever to be a part of the championship.
While no longer competing, he will remain a part of the series in his new management and development role within the factory Gas Gas team.
Lampkin said: “While it feels quite strange to know that I will not be doing battle at the world championship this year, the ongoing problem with my ankle last season has made it an easier decision for me.
“Although part of me feels a little sad to be stopping, I can’t really complain as I have had an incredible run at the top level with so few injuries when you think that I have been riding the world championship for almost 20 years.”