Born 4 December 2000 in Montbrisson, France
Kieran Touly (Scorpa) became only the second rider to be crowned FIM Trial125 World Champion after a dominant season that he led from the series opener in Italy at the end of May, all the way to a memorable final round on home turf in the French Alpine resort of Auron.
The Frenchman’s early success at Pietramurata was followed by a double success at Motegi, Japan, and although he blotted his copybook for the first time in the Netherlands, where he slipped to fifth, he would not be beaten again.
The Dutch venue of Zelhem was one of three new additions to the Trial125 calendar and back-to-back victories in the next two, in Belgium and France, comfortably secured the title by twenty-six points over a chasing pack of four riders, who were covered by just five points. Italy’s Carlo Alberto Rabino (Beta) claimed the runner-up sport ahead of Dutch round winner Marco Mempör (Beta) of Austria, Spain’s Alex Canales (Gas Gas) and Touly’s compatriot Arthur Rovery (Sherco), who made it a French one-two with second place at the final round.
Before taking up the sport of Trial at his father’s riding school at the age of twelve, Touly played tennis to a high level, but was hooked on the two-wheeled discipline after entering an event with no prior training. After finishing last, the youngster was driven to continue and just six years later he boasts an FIM World Championship gold medal.
World title – 2019