Here is an up date on the Japanese Ihatove trial preparations due to kick off on the 28 of August.
To be followed six months later by the NZ Ihatove event on the 19th & 20th February 2011
All Revved Up
The 34th Idemitsu Ihatove Trial is scheduled for 28-29 August, and the organizing team is all revved up and ready to go. They have been out every weekend clearing sections – those of you who took part in the inaugural New Zealand Ihatove Adventure Trial back in February will recognize Takumi Narita (with chainsaw) and Yasuo Manzawa. Great as the brush-cutting gear is, fellow NZIAT rider Yoji Ishiyama tells us he is keen to have 1,000 sheep to keep the vegetation down, as they do here in NZ!
As well as all the usual trials grades, this year’s Idemitsu Ihatove offers a 400km “touring” course for trail bikes and a special course for novices aiming to enter the main trial next year, complete with coaching by Takumi. The mainstay “classic” course has been reduced from 25 to 20 sections per day this year, in the interests of making sure everyone finishes in good time.
NonStop Adventure wishes our Japanese friends all the best for another highly successful event.
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